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Flames spew from Kelowna home

Emergency crews are on scene of a home in Rutland

UPDATE: 4 p.m.

Fire crews have extinguished the flames coming from a home at 396 Wallace Road.

The fire was reported just after 3:30 p.m.

It appears the blaze was contained to the first floor of the residence but smoke could be seen coming from other areas of the home.

It’s unclear what caused the fire or if anyone was home at the time of the blaze.


UPDATE: 3:55 p.m.

Four fire trucks along with FortisBC are on scene.

Crews arrived on scene to flames coming from the front door of the home at 396 Wallace.

The front door is completely burnt and smoke can be seen inside the house.

The fire is believed to be extinguished on the first floor, however, crews are searching the home for hot spots.

Wallace Road is blocked to traffic while crews are on scene. There are reportedly many neighbours watching the incident unfold.


Flames are reportedly coming from the front door of a home on Wallace Road in Rutland.

Emergency crews are responding to the home near Friesen Road.

At least two people reported seeing flames coming from the house at about 3:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Capital News has a reporter attending the scene.

More to come.

Area where flames were reported inside a home. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

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Jen Zielinski

About the Author: Jen Zielinski

I graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. I also hold a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. I was also a reporter for Castanet and CBC. I am a volunteer with Okanagan Humane Society.
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