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South Okanagan firefighters battle blaze at same house twice in 2 nights

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May 10, 2021 - 10:26 AM

Fire crews in Osoyoos were kept busy over the weekend putting out a fire at the same house, twice.

Osoyoos Fire Department deputy fire chief Ryan McCaskill says they are investigating after being called to a fire the same house on 92 Avenue on May 8 and 9. The calls came in around midnight both days.

A security company called in Saturday night’s fire.

The blazes destroyed the single family residence. A single occupant in the dwelling suffered from smoke inhalation. The cause of the fires is under investigation

“The house was so damaged we couldn’t send in people to do a proper investigation,” McCaskill says. Firefighters were on scene until 8 a.m. today.

"It had been a windy day and the building had sawdust insulation,” McCaskill says.

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