West Kelowna Fire responded to a house fire in the Klein Road area of West Kelowna estates on Sunday, Mar. 16. (Contributed)

West Kelowna fire claims life of family pet, causes hundreds of thousands in damages

The fire occurred in the Klein Road area of West Kelowna estates at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday

A fire at a home in the Klein Road area of West Kelowna estates killed a family pet and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages on Sunday.

The West Kelowna Fire Department responded to the fire at about 3:30 p.m. and found heavy, black smoke visible from the back of the home. Fire crews quickly rushed to the area of the blaze and found it had spread into the attic space. Fire crews quickly deployed several hose lines and extinguished it.

The fire was successfully contained to half the house, but the rest of the home was heavily smoke damaged.

Two pets were rescued from the home and were given oxygen through a specifically designed animal facemask by West Kelowna fire crews. At least one other pet did not survive the fire.

According to the fire department, the cause of the fire is accidental and the homeowner has insurance.

West Kelowna Fire and Rescue responded with five engines, two safeties and one command unit. BC Ambulance, the RCMP, Fortis, City Utilities and ESS were also in attendance.

READ MORE: Kelowna RCMP locate missing 20-year-old Rilyeh Joseph

READ MORE: Kelowna residents continue to ‘panic shop’ over COVID-19 concerns


Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com
Follow me on Twitter

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

Just Posted

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Kelowna Rockets?

This quiz challenges the knowledge of those who claim to be the biggest Rockets fans

12-year-old Kelowna resident celebrates birthday with help of community

The community greeted Kate Pauling with ballons, banners and gifts along her paper route on Friday

COVID-19: More infected passengers on planes flying to and from Okanagan and Kamloops airports

The BC Centre of Disease Control has identified numerous flights with COVID-19 cases

Okanagan soup canned nearly 90 years ago gets taste test

YouTube shows man taking contents from old Bulmans Cannery vegetable mix and making, eating soup

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

Okanagan nordic centre loses out on 2021 nationals

Sovereign Lake near Vernon was to host 2020 Canadian championships, canceled due to COVID-19

Most Read