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Smoking materials caused fire

Update 2 p.m. Feb 14

Fire investigators have determined the fire was accidentally caused by the improper disposal of smokers materials. 

West Kelowna Fire Rescue would like to remind residents to make sure they extinguish smokers materials in sturdy non-combustible ash trays.

Update: Residents and their pets living in two separate suites at a home in the 2900 block of Shannon Lake Road made it out of their house safely, following a fire in the attic.

Emergency support services have been called in as the residents can not return to their home at this time.

West Kelowna Assistant Fire Chief, Chad Gartrell, says most of the heat and flame that crews dealt with was contained to the attic space.

"There seems to not be a whole bunch of smoke, especially in the downstairs suite, but I haven't been into the first floor to see."

There is no report of any injuries.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Renters living in a basement suite were rushed from a  home in the 2900 block of Shannon Lake Road after witnessing smoke coming from the roof of the residence.

West Kelowna fire crews were called to the home just before 9 p.m. 

The fire seems to be contained to the attic. There are no reports of any injuries.

Castanet has a reporter on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.


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