Unattended cooking oil causes North Shore house fire
Ashley Legassic - Reporter
A woman who lives near the affected building took this picture when flames broke out in the 200 block of Royal Avenue Tuesday night, Aug. 15, 2017.
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August 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A pot of oil left unattended on a stove is to blame for a residential fire on the city's North Shore this week.
Kamloops Fire Rescue fire investigator Kevin Cassidy says he attended the home in the 200 block of Royal Avenue Tuesday night, Aug. 15, after firefighters extinguished the blaze.
Investigators were able to quickly determine the cause of the fire was a pot of cooking oil left on the stove.
The fire started before 8 p.m. Tuesday, and soon after smoke could be seen from the city's south shore. Firefighters attended immediately and were able to knock the blaze down in about 10 minutes.
Two units were damaged during the fire from fire and smoke.
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