UPDATE: All safe following barn fire

Fire crews are responding to a fully involved structure fire in West Kelowna

UPDATE: April 4

Quick response by firefighters to a fully involved barn blaze on Hayman Road, Monday afternoon, protected property residents and farm animals alike.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a report of the fire at approximately 2:15 p.m. Monday.

“The structure involved was a barn on the property with the residence in close proximity,” said Chad Gartrell, West Kelowna assistant fire chief, in a press release.

“The crews did a great job with a fast knock down of the fire to prevent it from spreading to the house however the barn is a total loss. Due to the amount of damage to the structure the cause will remain undetermined but is not suspicious in nature.”

The family was home at the time but did not suffer any injuries during this incident. There was a large population of farm animals at the residence that we can also say went unharmed.

“WKFR would like to thank the BC Ambulance service, RCMP, and BC Hydro for their assistance at this incident,” said Gartrell.

Two Engines, one water tender, one safety officer, and one command unit responded with a total of 12 firefighters to the scene.


Update April 3: 3:23 p.m.

Quick response by firefighters to a fully involved barn blaze on Hayman Road, Monday afternoon, stopped the flames from spreading to any other structures.

A home was close by the barn and could have been endanger of also catching fire.

The property owners were at home when the fire started just before 2 p.m.

While the out building reportedly went up in flames very fast, the residents were able to save several chickens from inside the barn.

Luckily no animals were injured.

Fire crews remain on scene dealing with hot spots.

The cause of the blaze is not known.


Update: 3:05 p.m.

Police have blocked Hayman Road at Sneena Road, while firefighters on scene of a outbuilding blaze.

Witnesses say animals are on the property and it’s unclear if any were in the barn at the time of the fire.

The barn has been completely destroyed.


Fire crews are on scene of a fully involved barn fire in West Kelowna

Reports of flames coming from a structure on Hayman were called in about 2 p.m.

The Kelowna Capital News has a reporter headed to the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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