Firefighters douse blaze in Rutland home
Kelowna firefighters were called to a house fire in Rutland this morning.
The fire took place near Robson Road and Rutland Road South at approximately 8:10 a.m. Three people inside the home safely escaped, as did two pets. One of the occupants was reportedly treated for smoke inhalation.
According to the Kelowna Fire Department, when emergency crews first arrived, heavy dark smoke was venting through the front door of the home.
The fire dept. said the well-involved fire — located in a room at the rear of the house on the main floor — was quickly knocked down.
The fire dept. added the home is not inhabitable, and the occupants are now in the care of emergency support services.
A person inside the home told Global News that he heard a loud bang, and then the home started filling with smoke. He called the fire suspicious.
The fire department said it is investigating the cause of the fire, as are RCMP investigators.