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Structure fire on Horizon Drive in West Kelowna

Garage totalled in fire

Madison Erhardt

UPDATE: 5:08 p.m.

A large garage fire broke out on Horizon Crescent in West Kelowna just after 3 p.m.

“As soon as we left the station we could see that there was clearly a working fire. So we arrived on the scene. We stretched the lines to the rear of the structure where we found a garage on fire, fully involved with a car inside. We were able to knock it down pretty quick," said assistant chief Brent Watson.

Watson says the homeowner was home at the time of the fire and has minor burns on his hand.

The house remains untouched, but crews say the garage is a total loss.

Watson says quick action by the fire department was critical given the location of the blaze.

“In a development like this where the homes are fairly close together, it is absolutely imperative we get here quickly, which we did today and prevented any further loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.

The garage was destroyed in the fire, along with a car that was parked inside the building.

The West Kelowna Fire Department says no one was home at the time the blaze broke out on Horizon Cres.

The cause is unknown at this time.

Firefighters managed to keep the flames from spreading to any other structures or the nearby brush.

UPDATE 3:50 p.m.

One Castanet reader says she heard two loud explosions right before the fire started.

She says the housing complex where it happened is next to Safari Ridge Adventure Park.

ORIGINAL 3:25 p.m.

Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in West Kelowna Sunday afternoon.

They responded to an address on Horizon Drive shortly after 3 p.m.

Reports suggest a garage was up in flames.

Black plumes of smoke could be seen rising from across Okanagan Lake.

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