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Shed reported to be fully involved when crews arrived

Shed fire on Coronation Ave

UPDATE: 6:25 a.m.

Everyone got out safely when a shed fire extended into the attic of a home Wednesday night in Kelowna.

Platoon Capt. Scott Clarke says the Kelowna Fire Department responded to the blaze about 9:45 p.m., at the rear of a home on the 800 block of Coronation Avenue.

Crews arrived to find a fully involved shed, with fire exposure to the house.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the shed fire, but it had also extended into the attic of the house.

"Crews started an aggressive attack on the attic fire through the interior and through the roof on the exterior of the structure, and were able to confine and extinguish the attic fire," says Clarke.

The occupants of the house were notified of the fire by a neighbor and escaped unharmed prior to the arrival of the fire department.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and is under investigation.

Kelowna Fire Department responded with three engines, a rescue unit, command unit, and 17 personnel. RCMP, paramedics and FortisBC staff assisted at the scene.


ORIGINAL: 10 p.m.

A shed is on fire on Coronation Avenue in Kelowna.

The home next to the shed has been evacuated.

The shed was fully involved when fire crews arrived.

Castanet will have more information as soon as it becomes available.



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