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Abandoned Kelowna home up in flames

It’s unknown how the fire started
A house fire has broken out in Rutland. (Nick Rooney/Contributed)

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.

Kelowna Fire Department Platoon Captain Jarret Dais told Capital News that most of flames were extinguished with three hoses. After the majority was doused, crews had to wait before entering the house for Fortis is shut off the power to the house. Crews are currently inside dousing the remaining hot spots.

The house has a for sale sign in front of it.

9 p.m.

The fire has been put out and crews on scene are investigating the cause. They have confirmed is was an abandoned house.

Fortis is on scene as well.


Flames could be seen rising above Highway 33 Thursday evening, according to an area witness.

Emergency crews responded to a house fire just after 8 p.m. in Rutland on Douglas Road South. According to a witness, five fire trucks are on scene of the home.

It’s unknown at this time how the fire started or if anyone was injured.

More to come.


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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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