Basement fire ignited in Penticton home

A fire started Friday morning at a home on Okanagan Avenue in Penticton. (B.S Phillips - Western News)
Fire on Okanagan Ave. Penticton (B.S Phillips/ Penticton Western News)A fire started Friday morning at a home on Okanagan Avenue in Penticton. (B.S Phillips - Western News) Fire on Okanagan Ave. Penticton (B.S Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Fire scene at house on Okanagan Avenue in Penticton. (B.S Phillips - Western News)
Fire on Okanagan Ave. Penticton (B.S Phillips/ Penticton Western News)Fire on Okanagan Ave. Penticton (B.S Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

There is currently a basement fire in a house at 25 Okanagan Ave. in Penticton.

The fire department has responded to the scene and has entered the home, located near the KFC.

The fire appears to be under control.

RCMP and Emergency Health services are also on scene.

Smoke can be seen rising up through the roof.

Emergency services support may be needed for two individuals who escaped from the fire.

It is unclear if anyone else was inside the house when the fire started.

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