A fire in one suite at the Cove Resort prompted an evacuation and visit from West Kelowna Fire Rescue personnel. -Image credit: David Ogilvie

West Kelowna resort evacuated

Fire forces evacuation of the Cove Lakeside Resort on Sunday

UPDATE: April 3

Cove Resort staff in West Kelowna worked quickly to evacuate guests from the hotel on Sunday after smoke was seen coming from the third floor.

Fire crews arrived on scene and encountered heavy black smoke on the third floor. They were able to access the impacted unit where they found smouldering kitchen fire

According to assistant fire chief Brent Watson Cove maintenance staff had hit the fire with an extinguisher several minutes prior to firefighters arriving which kept the fire in check.

“Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to look for fire extension into the walls and ceiling space, but none was found,” stated Watson.

Several positive pressure fans were needed to remove the heavy smoke from the third and fourth floors.


A small fire forced the evacuation of the Cove Lakeside Resort on Sunday in West Kelowna.

Witnesses say there was no visible smoke, as West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a call with trucks and firefighters over the noon hour.

The fire, which was contained to one room, was quickly extinguished.

No further details, including the cause of the fire, are available at this time.

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