August 13, 2014 2:20 pm

Cause of West Kelowna House Fire Deemed Electrical

Global News

WEST KELOWNA – Fire Investigators have now determined the cause of a fire that badly damaged a home in West Kelowna.

It was around 8:30a.m. Monday when fire crews responded to a home fully engulfed in flames on Paynter Road.

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One of the homeowners was sleeping at the time.

She along with her dog were rescued from the burning house by three men from a nearby home who noticed smoke billowing in the air.

Fire Investigators have now determined that the fire started from an air-conditioning unit that was attached to a window. 

Fire officials say the unit fell off the window and that likely jammed the motor causing it to short out.  

The homeowners do have insurance.  

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