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KFD contains Kelowna balcony fire by activating sprinkler

An early morning balcony fire was extinguished by Kelowna firefighters today.

The Kelowna Fire Department was called to the fire in the 900 block of Academy Way at about 4 am.

The first officer to arrive activated a sprinkler on the first-floor balcony, which successfully contained the fire.

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Furnishings on the balcony were still damaged in the fire, however.

The fire has been deemed accidental.

KFD Platoon Captain John Kelly added: “We would like to remind everyone to fully extinguish smoking material in an appropriate container.”

Firefighters responded with three engines, a ladder truck, rescue unit and command vehicle with 16 crew members.



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