Retirement building evacuated because of toaster

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WEST KELOWNA – A smoking toaster forced residents of a multi-unit retirement building out of their homes early Wednesday morning.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue were called to the building on Brown Road just after 5 a.m.

According to a release, fire crews located a toaster in a suite on the second floor that was the cause. Using fans they were able to ventilate the smoke and residents were allowed to return to their homes within an hour.

The fire was deemed accidental and there were no injuries.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue wants to remind residents, owners and managers of apartment buildings to regularly conduct fire drills and to leave any building if fire alarms start ringing.

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