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UPDATED: Townhouse under construction goes up in flames in Penticton

People report hearing a big boom before the flames at South Main and Pineview

UPDATE: 9:15 a.m

A blaze that ripped through a townhouse that was under construction on South Main is now under control. Fire crews extinguished the flames. Investigators remain on scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

7:30 a.m. Thursday

A townhouse under construction on South Main went up in flames Thursday morning (Nov. 10).

Numerous people took to Facebook around 6:30 a.m. posting pictures and video of the flames that were seen throughout Penticton.

Area residents reported hearing a huge boom before the fire ignited. Fire crews are on scene.

South Main is currently closed from Pineview to Green Avenue.

The Western News has reached out to the fire department for more information.

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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