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Two people homeless after house fire in Penticton

Penticton firefighters were called to a house fire on Alexander Avenue at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
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April 22, 2021 - 10:50 AM

Two Penticton residents are without a home following a fire yesterday evening.

Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson says firefighters from both Penticton fire halls responded to the blaze at a home on Alexander Avenue at around 9:20 p.m. yesterday, April 21.

“The fire crews arrived to find black smoke coming off the back of the building. They were able to knock it down in an exterior attack prior to entering the building to search for any other occupants,” Watkinson says.

Two people living in the older house were able to escape. It was extensively damage by fire and smoke. No one was injured.

Watkinson says the two residents are currently in the care of emergency social services. 

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