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Fifth-wheeler destroyed by flames at Kelowna RV park

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A large fifth-wheeler in a Kelowna RV park was destroyed overnight by flames

The fire started just after midnight Dec. 27, at 415 Commonwealth Rd.

“First arriving crews reported a large fifth-wheel type trailer in an RV park that was fully involved, including a propane tank that was venting,” Micah Volk, Kelowna Fire Department platoon captain, said in a press release.

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Nearby fences were on fire as well.

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Luckily, crews were able to knock the fire down quickly and prevent it from spreading further. The trailer, however, suffered significant damage, and Volk said it was a complete loss.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

Lake Country Fire Department assisted Kelowna in dousing the flames.

 

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