November 21, 2017 1:14 am
Updated: November 22, 2017 12:43 am

Dead person found inside Kelowna home that caught fire

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UPDATE – A person has died in a Kelowna house fire Monday evening.

Fire fighters found the deceased during an interior search of the Gaggin Road house.

RCMP secured the scene Tuesday morning.

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“Specially trained fire investigators with both the RCMP and Kelowna Fire Department will be examining the scene alongside a representative of the BC Coroners Service,” says RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Investigators continue their efforts to determine a cause for the blaze and identify the deceased individual discovered inside.”

 

Numerous calls of visible flames seen coming out of a home on Gaggin Road in Kelowna Monday evening at 9:40 p.m. prompted a two-alarm fire response from the fire department.

Crews arrived to see the flames toward the back of the home and worked quickly to extinguish the blaze and clear the two-storey structure for occupants.

Flames were contained to the back bedroom, back deck and attic, according to fire crews.

Calls about the blaze at 1220 Gaggin Road near Gerstmar Road were made by neighbours.

The Kelowna Fire Department remains at the scene.

The cause is under investigation.

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