May 20, 2014 3:02 pm

Fire engulfs tree — threatens Kelowna home

Doris Bregolise

KELOWNA — The tree is destroyed but the house was damaged following a scary incident at a Kelowna home Tuesday.

Fire crews were called to Stearns Road in Rutland where a crew was doing some seal coating on a laneway using a torch.

The flames from the torch apparently spread to a nearby tree. The large tree went up in flames in an instant. The homeowners attacked the fire with garden hoses before Kelowna fire crews arrived.

 

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