Four people homeless after West Kelowna blaze

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West Kelowna mobile home goes up in flames – Jan 4, 2018

Fire crews were called to a mobile home fire in the 1800 block of Boucherie Road, in West Kelowna, around 1:45 on Thursday afternoon.

Residents said four people were at home at the time and heard explosions coming from a back bedroom.

“I went to open my door to find out how bad it was and I heard more banging and popping,” said resident Ryan Valcourt.

The home filled up with smoke and the occupants left immediately. No one was hurt.

Watch Below: Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze as smoke billows out of the mobile home.
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Residents who spoke with Global News did not know what may have caused the noise or the smoke.

The home was heavily damaged. It is another blow to the homeowner who lost her husband last summer.

“She is not doing too well,” said occupant Tracy Tateham

Two neighbouring properties also suffered minor damage to the outside of the buildings.

– with files from Steve Beskidny, Kelly Hayes

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