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Pet rescued and person injured during two Kelowna house fires

FILE. The Kelowna Fire Department.
August 29, 2020 - 9:29 AM

Two back-to-back fires were knocked down swiftly by Kelowna Fire Department, caused minimal damage to two homes.

The first fire was on the 200 block of Hardie Road at 5:50 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and was caused by cooking, fire crews say.

"Upon arrival, fire was visible from the second story of a two-storey residential structure," platoon captain Jarret Dais said in a press release. "Thankfully all residents were able to evacuate the home and through swift action by crews on scene the fire was extinguished quickly."

The fire was contained to the kitchen area with heavy smoke damage to the interior of the home.

"The homeowner received minor burns while trying to extinguish fire and was treated by (B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics) at the scene," Dais said.

Fire crews then responded to a structure fire on Parkview Crescent at 6:20 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival there, smoke was visible from the single-storey structure and all residents were able to evacuate the home.

"Through swift action by crews on scene the fire was extinguished quickly," Dais said in the release. "Fire was contained to the attached garage area with smoke damage to the interior of the home."

A family pet was rescued from the home and reunited with their owners.

Residents were first alerted of the fire by smoke detectors and the cause was not disclosed.


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