The suite where the fire burned through last night at the Meadowlark Motel. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished by the Penticton Fire Department. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Fire burns through unit at Penticton motel

Quick response from the Penticton Fire Department caught the blaze before it could spread

A small fire burned through a suite at the Meadowlark Motel in Penticton Sunday night.

“It was not a major event, contained to one unit, and it was knocked down quickly,” said Penticton Fire Department’s Deputy Chief Chris Forrester.

No-one was reported as being injured in the fire. The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.

Fire crews arrived on scene just before 8 p.m. and thanks to their quick work the blaze did not spread to other areas of the building.

“It was pretty quick, it didn’t even make it to the second-alarm zone because our dispatch called us,” said Forrester. “It wasn’t a huge event.”

With files from Phil McLachlan

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