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Home saved from fire

A quick response by West Kelowna FIre Rescue averted disaster for one family early this morning, even though they won`t be able to return to their home for a day or two while repairs are made.

At approximately 9:29 this morning, West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a report of an electrical fire in residence in the Turnbull Road area of Glenrosa.

When the first Engine arrived they encountered light grey smoke, coming from an open window and several roof vents of the two story home. The initial arriving crew was able to quickly isolate the electrical power and begin overhauling the fire area.

Damage to the home is minor however, the residents have been placed in care of Emergency Support Services while repairs to the electrical system are made.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded with two engines, one water tender, two  safety officers and one command officer. A total of 12 fire personnel were on scene supported by BC Hydro.

Fire investigators have concluded that the accidental fire was caused by an electrical malfunction.



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