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Fire at Franklyn Road apartment building in Kelowna

1 injured in Franklyn fire

UPDATE 10:46 a.m.

One person suffered minor injuries following a fire at a condo unit at 475 Franklyn Rd. Wednesday morning.

The Kelowna Fire Department received multiple 911 calls at approximately 6:40 a.m. reporting smoke coming from a second-story window.

When firefighters arrived they could see fire and smoke billowing from the window. Crews attacked the blaze from the exterior then entered the structure and extinguished a fire that was located in the bedroom of the unit.

"The fire was contained to the one-bedroom with some extension on the exterior. One occupant was sent to KGH with minor injuries and Kelowna Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire," says platoon captain Corrie Lang.

Four engines, a rescue unit, a ladder truck a command vehicle and 20 fire fighting personnel responded to the blaze.


ORIGINAL 7:39a.m.

One person was reportedly taken to hospital following a fire at a Kelowna apartment building this morning.

Fire crews and police closed off Franklyn Road between Houghton and Leathead roads after smoke was seen rising from The Bristol apartment building about 6:30 a.m.

It's believed the fire started in a second storey bedroom.

Ladders could be seen set up to the second floor, and charred siding extended to the storey above.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but it is now out.

Castanet will update with more details as they become available.



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