Flames were visible from fire at home in the 3700-block of Spiers Road in southeast Kelowna Sunday afternoon.

Backyard fire erupts in Southeast Kelowna

Black smoke visible from fire in 3700-block of Spiers Road on Sunday afternoon.

  • Nov. 9, 2014 2:00 p.m.

A fire that erupted in the backyard of a home in the 3700-block of Spiers Road Sunday afternoon burnt itself out.

Kelowna firefighers responded to the scene shortly before 3 p.m. and saw black billowing 50 feet up in the air from the property.

Compounding the potential danger of the fire was the presence of flammable materials in the backyard along with the trees around the hoiues making it difficult to access the fire.

As well, there were no fire hydrants in the immediate vicinity so two pumper trucks had to be used to bring in water to fight the blaze.

Traffic on Spiers Road was blocked for almost an hour as firefighters dealt with the fire. No injuries were reported.


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