Fire officials are investigating a fire that burned a vacant house at 3676 Lakeshore Road Wednesday night. (Twila Amato - Capital News)

Vacant home in Kelowna goes up in flames

The Kelowna Fire Department worked overnight to put out the fire

A vacant home on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna went up in flames around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

According to Tim Laight, platoon captain with the Kelowna Fire Department, his team used a ‘defensive attack’ in an effort to protect two occupied residences beside the bulding. The house is located at 3676 Lakeshore Road.

Four engines, a command unit, and a rescue truck with 17 firefighters responded to the blaze, with assistance from RCMP, paramedics and FortisBC. Flames could be seen coming from the roof and second-story windows.

Despite the efforts by the fire department the house partially collapsed later in the night. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but the possibility of squatters being linked to the cause is something they’re looking into.

The home is owned by the City of Kelowna.

READ MORE: Kelowna thieves strike again, stealing car from garage

READ MORE: RCMP seize smorgasbord of drugs in Kelowna raid


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Children of frontline workers to return to Central Okanagan schools

Approximately 500 K-6 students will return as 25 schools open doors on Monday

Four vehicle crash stalls traffic in Glenmore

The four-vehicle fender bender took place about 4:15 p.m.

COVID-19: Central Okanagan fire departments only responding to serious medical calls

The new directive from Dr. Bonnie Henry does not change the public safety response of firefighters

West Kelowna business produces plexiglass barriers with a cause

Mouldings and More is donating barrier proceeds to local food banks

West Kelowna council meetings move online

The councillors will attend virtually to limit in-person contact

VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor

Health officials have said single-use gloves won’t do much to curb the spread of COVID-19

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

Emergency services respond to numerous incidents on Highway 1

Today there were multiple semi truck crashes on Highway 1 and a collision by the hospital

Large item collection events cancelled in Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Concerns about spread of COVID-19 led to decision to cancel collection events

COVID-19: postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

Number of COVID-19 deaths in B.C. rise to 35, while hospitalizations fall

B.C. has 498 active confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus

Organizers hoping to hold Summerland Fall Fair

COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to agricultural celebration

Most Read