Dramatic RV fire in Bear Creek fire doused

West Kelowna Fire Rescue crews were called to an RV fire within the southern boundary of Bear Creek Provincial Park.

  • Tue Oct 13th, 2015 4:00pm
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At approximately 9:45 Monday evening, West Kelowna Fire Rescue  crews were called to an RV fire within the southern boundary of Bear Creek Provincial Park.

On arrival, crews found the RV fully involved, with fire extension into the surrounding trees, said assistant West Kelowna fire chief, Brent Watson.

“Venting propane tanks caused the fire to flare up dramatically on several occasions, making the fire visible from downtown Kelowna.  Quick action by WKFR crews kept the fire from spreading into the main Park area, although the RV was a total loss.”

WKFR responded with sixteen firefighters in three Engines, one water Tender, one Command Unit and one Utility vehicle. BC Ambulance and RCMP also attended the scene. Westside Road was closed for approximately 90 minutes while crews extinguished the fire, but it is now open in both directions. There were no injuries reported.