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Seven units affected after fire at UBCO student dorm

January 02, 2017 - 7:40 AM

KELOWNA - A small fire on Discovery Avenue at UBCO is leaving some students with a mess to clean up when they get back from winter break.

A sprinkler system put out the small fire in the second floor unit, but water caused damage to another six units below, Kelowna Fire Department Platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens says in a release.

Around midnight, a resident of the unit called 911 shortly before smoke alarms and the sprinkler system went off. The cause is suspected to be a bed and bedding that caught fire from a baseboard heater. Only about 25 students were in the complex at the time. 

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