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House destroyed in Peachland after house fire

A house fire has engulfed a Peachland residence in flames on April 20, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 12:20 PM

PEACHLAND — Fire crews spent yesterday afternoon fighting a house fire that destroyed a three-storey house in Peachland.

Assistant Fire Chief James Springer with Peachland Fire Department says the house was engulfed in flame when crews arrived shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday, April 20.

"Most of the house is burned off on all three floors," Springer says on the phone, adding that the damage also extended to a neighbour's outdoor sauna.

He says one resident and one dog escaped the house fire.

By the end of the day 20 firefighters were tackling the fire that took until about 6 p.m. to fully extinguish. 

Somerset Avenue was closed until about 4 p.m.

No cause has been determined, and it is not yet known if the fire is suspicious. 

Peachland Fire Department will be investigating this week. 

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