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Tried to put out fire

UPDATE: 10:05 a.m.

Investigators are on scene trying to determine what caused an early morning fire at a home in Kelowna.

Firefighters responded to a call for the fire and a "woman shooting water onto the roof."

The call came through at about 8:20 a.m. for 2591 Highway 97 North. 

"We determined the fire was at the rear of the structure, started in the wall at the base where the crawl space and outside wall meet," said Platoon Capt. John Kelly.

Firefighters were able the extinguish the blaze by opening that wall and exposing the fire.

One occupant was inside the home at the time of the fire.

Kelly said they cause is "undetermined right now," and he "thought it would be electrical at first, but there was no electrical sources right there."


UPDATE 9:25 a.m. 

Platoon Capt. John Kelly says the fire started in a wall of the home.  

Crews opened up the wall to get to the fire, which has been put out.

The cause is under investigation.

Fortis power crews are also currently on scene.


ORIGINAL 9:10 a.m. 

Fire crews were called to a home at Mills Road and Highway 97 just before 8:30 a.m.

A Castanet reporter at the scene says a safety officer is investigating the structure and firefighters are tending to the back of the property. 

The occupant of the home was reportedly not home at the time of the fire. 

The smell of smoke is prominent, but flames are not visible. 

RCMP are on scene. 

More to come... 



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