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Rutland fire sends one to hospital

A Kelowna man was sent to hospital for treatment, while others have been forced from their homes following a late-night  fire in Rutland.

The Kelowna Fire Department responded to a 911 call to a garage attached to 126 Hartman Road, Tuesday at 11:10 p.m.

"Upon arrival crews found a garage which was attached to a townhouse complex fully involved with fire," said Dennis Miller, Platoon Captain of the KFD.

"Quick action by the suppression personnel confined the fire to the garage area of the complex. One male was treated by BCAS for burns and transported to KGH."

Fire crews turned the scene over to a Kelowna Fire Department Investigator to determine a cause and at this time the cause of the fire remains undetermined. Amount of damage is unavailable at this time.

Emergency Social Services is looking after some of the occupants of the townhouse complex who were displaced.

The Kelowna Fire Department reminds everyone to check their smoke alarms regularly to be sure they are in good working order.

Three engines, one rescue vehicle, one command vehicle and a safety officer responded to the scene with assistance from BCAS, RCMP, and Fortis Gas and Electrical.

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