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Resident of Kelowna apartment receives minor burns during kitchen fire

July 25, 2016 - 8:29 AM

KELOWNA - Cooking oil left unattended on a stove left one apartment tenant with minor burns when it caught fire Sunday night.

Kelowna Fire Department platoon captain Kelly Stephens said in a press release firefighters arrived at an apartment on Lake Avenue to find a kitchen fire in a second-floor unit.

Stephens said a resident of the unit and the building manager had already attacked the fire with extinguishers.

Firefighters checked for fire or heat extension in the kitchen cabinets and walls, he added.

One resident received first-degree burns on his hands, Stephens said, and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital. Three other residents escaped without harm.

Fire damage was contained to the kitchen, however there was smoke damage throughout the unit, Stephens said.

The residents were receiving assistance from Emergency Support Services.

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