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VIDEO: Fire extensively damages townhouse units on Kamloops' North Shore

A woman who lives nearby took this picture when flames broke out at the townhouse in the 200 block of Royal Avenue, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
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August 16, 2017 - 10:03 AM

KAMLOOPS - Some families are displaced after a fire ripped through a North Shore townhouse complex last night.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Platoon Capt. Wade Lindoff says crews were called to the 200 block of Royal Avenue just before 8 p.m. yesterday, Aug. 15.

A townhouse unit was in flames with a thick, grey smoke billowing from the building. Lindoff says two units were effected by heavy smoke and fire damage and some families were displaced. He says emergency social services was called in to arrange lodging for the families last night.

Lindoff says crews attacked the fire and quickly knocked it down within about 10 minutes of arriving. Four fire angines and 14 firefighters responded to the blaze.

"It was a quick attack and they did achieve knock down," Lindoff says.

Fire investigators will be on scene today, Aug. 16, to try and determine a cause of the fire. No word yet on if this is being considered suspicious. 

While the fire was roaring last night, an explosion was heard coming from the blaze. Lindoff says firefighters have not yet determined what that came from.

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