Two dozen displaced after motel fire in Penticton

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Penticton motel fire leaves 24 people displaced
In Penticton, dozens of people are without a place to stay after a fire broke out at the Black Forest Motel Friday night. As Jayden Wasney reports, an investigation is now underway to determine what caused the fire. – Apr 1, 2023

A motel fire in Penticton on Friday night has displaced 24 people.

The fire happened at the two-storey Black Forest Motel, located along the 700 block of Westminster Avenue.

Flames broke out of a second-corner unit sometime around 9 p.m., displacing the two dozen residents who all got out safely.

The Penticton Fire Department told Global News that the blaze was contained to the one suite, though an adjoining suite sustained some water damage.

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No injuries were reported and Emergency Support Services has stepped in to help the affected residents.

One person was taken to hospital, but that was unrelated to the fire.

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The incident is also under investigation, with the fire department hoping to have it wrapped up by Monday.

The fire department is also hopeful that some displaced residents will be allowed to return within a week.

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