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Six people and four dogs displaced after Kelowna house fire

March 09, 2019 - 8:43 AM

KELOWNA — Kelowna Fire Department responded to a house fire last night.

Shortly after midnight firefighters rushed to the scene where a single story house was on fire in the 400 block of Montgomery Road, a media release says.

First arriving crews say there was light smoke coming from the eaves of the residence.

There was a small fire in the attic, and crews quickly put it out, the release says. 

Because of the damage caused by the blaze the structure was determined unsafe for the tenants to stay for the night.

Four tenants and four dogs were at home when the fire started and all escaped unharmed. A total of six people were displaced with the four dogs and Emergency Support Services are looking after accommodations.

Officials say the fire was electrical in nature and not deemed suspicious.

Four engines, one rescue unit, a safety officer and a command unit with 18 firefighters initially responded to this incident.

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