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Man and dog escape mobile home fire

West Kelowna fire crews were at the scene of a mobile home fire at Village Green Mobile Home Park Saturday morning.

Fire broke out sometime before 10 a.m.

West Kelowna duty chief, Lyle Young, says the fire started behind a television set in the front room of the home.

"Crews got in and knocked it down quickly," says Young.

"It was contained to the front alcove and kitchen area."

Young says the smoke detector inside the mobile home went off alerting the occupant to the fire.

The occupant and his dog were able to make it out without any serious injuries although the man did receive treatment at the scene.

"He received some smoke inhalation leaving the building. He got some of his belongings out and got a bit of smoke," added Young.

"We had our guys take care of him and BC Ambulance attended to check him over."

The victim indicated he was okay.

"They were doing their job. I've been around fire and I'm a first-aid attendant at the mill," the victim stated.

Some rebuilding will have to be done around where the fire was centred and the home did experience some water damage.

Young says the incident points to the need for everyone to have a working smoke detector and an escape plan.

Three trucks, 12 firefighters and BC Ambulance were called out to the fire.

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