October 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Updated: October 12, 2017 1:50 am

Fire destroys two homes in Penticton, elderly resident of one missing

Penticton fire crews were unable to save two homes from going up in flames Wednesday evening.

Shelby Thom/ Global Okanagan

UPDATE: The deputy fire chief of the Penticton Fire Department says an elderly resident of a home that burned down is missing.

Penticton firefighters battled intense flames next to Skaha Lake where two homes have been destroyed.

The fire broke out just after 6 p.m. Wednesday and spread from one home to another on the northeast side of the lake in Penticton.

Crews remain at the scene.

The homes are next to Skaha Marina on Lakeside Road.

A couple living next door to the woman escaped unharmed.

RCMP and fire investigators are expected to return to the fire scene at daylight.

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