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UPDATE: One person injured in mobile home fire

A mobile home was engulfed by fire in West Kelowna Saturday afternoon

Update: 8:55 p.m.

One person escaped with minor injuries after a mobile home fire in the 35oo block of Elk Road in West Kelowna this afternoon.

West Kelowna Fire and Rescue (WKFR) says a resident was home at the time of the blaze but escaped with radiant-heat injuries from the fire, which engulfed the mobile home and nearly spread to another structure.

The first arriving crews on the scene were able to quickly knock down a blaze that was starting to extend into a neighbouring unit. Thirteen firefighters battled the blaze.

The resident is out of the home as it suffered extensive damage, and is with family and also receiving support from emergency services.

“West Kelowna Fire Rescue conducted an investigation the cause of the fire is undetermined but not considered suspicious,” stated the department who also thanked other responders from BC Ambulance, RCMP, BC Hydro, and Emergency Support services for their assistance with the incident.

Original:

A mobile home in West Kelowna has been severely damaged by fire.

The blaze broke out in this afternoon.

A witness on scene said the home is an older model home in the 3500 block of Elk Road.

There is no word on the cause of the fire, but the witness heard no one was injured.

The Capital News will update the story as more information becomes available.

 

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