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Home engulfed by flames

Trevor Rockliffe

UPDATE 3:00 P.M. MAY 13

Police are now asking the public for help determining what caused the fire that destroyed a Peachland home. 

Early Monday morning West Kelowna RCMP received a call to respond to a house fire in the 7100 block of Brent Road. 

When fire crews arrived the home was fully engulfed

Fire investigators are in process of determining the cause of the fire and are asking anyone with information is to call the West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880.

UPDATE 9 A.M.: Fire crews in Peachland had a tough time battling a blaze at a home on Bent Road early Monday morning.

According to Assistant Fire Chief, James Springer, water had to be shuttled between tenders and crews battling the blaze.

"We  do have static water at the end of Brent Road but where we are, we are just out of reach of our capabilities," said Springer.

"It's a large structure with a long, winding driveway. Not very good access."

Springer says the home, which was completely destroyed, was fully involved when crews arrived shortly before 5 a.m.

Northerly winds did blow one strand of the fire onto a cedar shake roof about five houses to the north of the blaze. That home suffered only minor damage.

The fire also got into some grass near the forest around the home.

Springer says no one was home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries.

A cause has yet to be determined.


The fire is now out, crews are in mop-up stage. Firefighters worked hard to stop the blaze from spreading to other homes and the forest.

More details to follow.

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6:30 a.m. original story: A fire destroyed a lakefront home near Antlers Beach Monday morning.

The flames could be seen up and down the lake as the structure became fully engulfed.

The fire started just before 5 a.m.

"Fire at Antlers Beach, started around 4:45 a.m., fire crews were on scene within 15 minutes. Flames reached 100 feet in the air, the sirens woke everyone up one after another. Thank goodness there is very little wind or we would have a repeat of last year," says Cody Petrone.

We do not know if anyone was home at the time of the blaze.

More details to follow.

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