Fire started in laundry

Alanna Kelly

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m.

This morning's house fire on the 2500 block of Sexsmith Road started in a basement laundry room.

Kelowna firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the rear of the structure.

The fire was knocked down quickly, says Platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens.

One adult, two teenagers and four cats got out safely.

The fire was contained to the laundry room, but there was smoke and water damage throughout the home.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Emergency Support Services is caring for the four residents of the home.

- with files from Alanna Kelly

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.

Three occupants of a home on Sexsmith Road in Kelowna all got out safely when a fire broke out Monday.

There were also three cats in the home, two of which have been accounted for.

UPDATE: noon

Firefighters have knocked down the blaze at a house fire on Sexsmith Road.

ORIGINAL: 11:45 a.m.

Kelowna firefighters are responding to a fully involved house fire on Sexsmith Road in Rutland.

The fire allegedly started in the laundry room and had spread throughout the entire home.

It is unconfirmed if people were inside at the time the fire started, but fire crews have confirmed multiple animals remain inside the residence.

RCMP have blocked off Sexsmith in both directions.

Castanet has a reporter headed to the scene.

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