The scene of an outdoor patio fire at a house on Hartman Road in Kelowna Friday afternoon.—Image credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

The scene of an outdoor patio fire at a house on Hartman Road in Kelowna Friday afternoon.—Image credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Kelowna firefighters act quickly to snuff out patio fire

The blaze is believed to have started in a barbecue on the patio above the house’s garage.

Kelowna Fire Department crews had to act fast Friday afternoon to knock down a blaze that broke out on the outdoor patio of a house on Hartman Road in the city’s Rutland area.

The fire, believed to have started in a barbecue on the patio, located above the garage of the house, was reported around 3 p.m. No one was injured as a result of the fire, according to officials on the scene and the flames were quickly extinguished.

Heavy black smoke and flames were reportedly visible outside the two-story house prior to firefighters getting to the scene.