Under construction house goes up in flames near Penticton - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Under construction house goes up in flames near Penticton

Image Credit: iStockphoto.com
April 03, 2016 - 2:42 PM

PENTICTON – Fire destroyed a log home under construction in a rural area near Penticton early this morning.

Penticton firefighters were called the house fire on Carmi Avenue near Saliken Drive at about 5:21 a.m., April 3.

Deputy fire chief Dave Spalding says the house is outside the Penticton fire protection area, so while they sent an engine and crew, the house was allowed to burn itself out.

A B.C. Wildfire initial attack crew put out a grass fire sparked by the burning log home, according to an emailed statement from fire information officer Ryan Turcot.

The cause of the fire will be investigated by the homeowner’s insurance company, Spalding says.

Image Credit: Tim Singer via Global Okanagan (with permission)

Approximate location of fire that destroyed a house under construction on Carmi Avenue near Penticton Sunday, April 3, 2016.

— This story was update at 10:44 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2016 to clarify the role played by B.C. Wildfire.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander or call 250-491-0331 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Police search for missing Kelowna woman
    KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 27-year-old woman. RCMP say Joenna Saunders was last heard from on Nov. 27. She was reported missing on Dec.
  • Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971
    ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A man in Edmonton who made international headlines for holding onto a wrapped Christmas gift from a high-school girlfriend who dumped him nearly 50 years ago finally learned wh
  • Water quality advisory in effect in North Okanagan
    NORTH OKANAGAN - The district has issued a water quality advisory for the North Okanagan. The Regional District of North Okanagan Silver Star Water Utility in conjunction with Interior Healt
  • Kamloops Fire Rescue respond to McDonalds deep fryer fire
    KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops McDonalds was temporarily closed last night due to a small deep fryer fire. Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds location in Sahali at about 11:30 p.m. last ni
  • Vernon fast food restaurant held up by man with syringe
    VERNON - RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a robbery at a Vernon restaurant earlier this week. A man threatened staff with an allegedly contaminated needle on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Wr
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile