West Kelowna Fire Crews jumped into action to save a family’s cats in a Glenrosa blaze.
Crews were called to reports of flame and smoke visible from a residence on Glenway Road in the Glenrosa area Friday afternoon.
“First arriving crews from Westbank found heavy fire and smoke coming from one unit of a three-unit building,” explained Fire Chief Jason Brolund.
“They quickly knocked down the fire and commenced a search for occupants inside the building and none were found.”
Firefighters from Lakeview Heights and Glenrosa also worked hard to ensure that the fire did not spread to the other two connected units. Damage was contained to one suite.
“Today’s extremely hot temperatures were a factor for firefighters battling the blaze. Crews were able to rescue three of the four cats from the building,” said Brolund.
“The fourth cat was seen and firefighters will continue the process to locate it for the occupant.”
Because power to the building was affected, all three units have been displaced and Brolund said all affected have been offered support from Emergency Support Services.
A fire investigation will be conducted in the coming days to determine a possible cause.
Crews quickly put out a house fire in Glenrosa Friday afternoon.
West Kelowna Fire Rescue was called to the fire on the 3700 block of Glenway Road at about 4 p.m.
A garage to one of the units is heavily damaged and crews were seen searching the attic of the next door unit to ensure it had not spread.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.