Penticton & South Okanagan News
Crews battle large blaze
The Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department has been on the scene for over two hours battling a large house fire.
Fire crews received a call at 6:45 p.m. of a house on fire at 33rd Street and 38th Avenue.
Witness Erin Mintenko says she saw a huge black cloud of smoke near her home and heard fire trucks headed to the scene within five minutes.
She says half of the roof was fully engulfed and was still burning as of 7:45 p.m.
Fire dispatch tells Castanet the volunteer fire department was still on the scene battling the blaze as of 8:45 p.m. trying to prevent it from spreading to nearby trees and houses.
We will have more details when they become available.
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