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Rooftop fire closes street in Kelowna

Flames close section of Gerstmar Road
(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News) (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

A support services home in Kelowna had fire crews on its roof on July 27 after a fire was spotted coming from the upper floor.

Emergency services were called to the scene around 1p.m. on Gerstmar Road for visible flames coming from the rooftop, including four fire engines and three police cruisers.

Firefighters cut through the roof to gain access to the upper floor, pumping water through the hole.

(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

All occupants were evacuated from the building.

Gerstmar was temporarily closed from Graham Road to Thompson Road. FortisBC was also called to the scene.

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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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