Crews took little time to knock down a residential fire on Sexsmith Road Monday, however a family of three had to temporarily find a new place to sleep.
Kelowna Fire Department was called to a fire at 2595 Sexsmith Road where “visible flames” could be seen at around 11:36 a.m. The fire was knocked down by noon, but a lot of damage was done in the meantime.
“The fire came from the laundry area in the basement,” said KFD platoon captain Kelly Stephens.
In addition to the three human residents, there were three cats at the address. One was still unaccounted for in the immediate aftermath of the fire, though Stephens was hopeful that would be resolved, especially given the news of the animals that perished in a house fire yesterday, he said.
“Whether it’s animals or humans it tugs on our heartstrings and it’s very important,” he said, adding that for many people, pets are like family.
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