Busy night for Kelowna firefighters, with two separate fires over six-hour span – Okanagan

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Busy night for Kelowna firefighters, with two separate fires over six-hour span – Okanagan

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It was an eventful night for Kelowna firefighters, with two incidents in a span of six hours.

The first fire happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Friday, with reports of smoke coming from inside a two-storey building along the 3000 block of Appaloosa Road.

The fire department said the building sustained minor fire damage, but there was extensive smoke damage to the upper level.

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The lower level contained a single suite, which wasn’t damaged, allowing the tenant to return.

Oily rags left in an open garbage container was deemed to be the fire’s cause. Four fire engines and a rescue truck, plus 18 personnel were on scene.

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Then at 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, crews rushed out to a small barn fire along the 2100 block of Begbie Road.

The 12-by-12 foot barn was fully involved when firefighters arrived, with crews quickly extinguishing the fire.

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The barn sustained major fire damage, but all the animals inside – six goats, one lamb and one chicken – escaped the blaze.

The fire department said a heat lamp knocked over by the animals sparked the fire.

Two fire engines and a rescue truck, along with 10 personnel, were on scene.

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