Kelowna firefighters douse suspicious blaze

Kelowna fire crews responded to a sighting of smoke in the Hein Road area early Saturday morning.

  • Nov. 10, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Kelowna fire crews responded to a sighting of smoke in the Hein Road area early Saturday morning.

The fire was spotted by members of Kelowna Fire Department from Station Three.

Crews noticed smoke coming from the basement area of the structure upon arrival at 405 Hein Rd. They began an initial attack until finding “suspicious material.”

According to platoon captain Tim Light, the firefighters were pulled out of the residence until FortisBC could disconnect the power to the house.

Kelowna Mounties were notified of the findings and an investigation began this morning.

Once the power was disconnected, crews were able to extinguish the fire, which was difficult due to the age and condition of the house.

Three engines, one rescue vehicle, a command vehicle and a safety truck along with 16 personnel responded to the blaze.

The structure was not insured by the owner.


Just Posted

Stargate armour debuts at Kelowna expo

The Kelowna Fan Experience will feature Jaffa armour from Stargate SG-1

Okanagan athletes among those celebrated with Aboriginal awards

Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport handed out

Okanagan makes Top 5 of least affordable home markets list

The Okanagan is the fourth least affordable place in Canada to buy property on a single income

Kelowna summit will connect employers and immigrants

A session will be held tomorrow from 12 to 3 p.m. at the downtown library

Suspected overdose, poisoning calls jump in Okanagan

BCEHS statistics show calls rose last year in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

Americans blank Rockets in playoff opener

Patrick Dea stops all 39 shots to lead Tri-City to victory in Game 1 in Kelowna

Canucks find scoring touch in 5-2 win over Blackhawks

Four Vancouver skaters have two points apiece in victory over Chicago

Kamloops landlord dealing with aftermath of firebombing

Kamloops landlord claims tenant to be a nightmare

‘Not well thought out:’ Arizona family slams B.C. speculation tax

American family spends half the year in vacation home on Vancouver Island

Family of B.C. wildfire victim wants better emergency preparedness for vulnerable people

Williams Lake’s David Jeff “fell through the cracks”

Senate backs bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Justin Trudeau reminded senators that his government was elected on a promise to legalize pot

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Most Read