An apartment building on Kelowna’s Ethel Street incurred some damaged Monday morning in what officials say was an accidentally sparked fire.
The fire started around 10:30 a.m. on the stovetop of a unit on the first floor of the four-storey building. The sprinkler system kicked in and knocked it down, Kelowna Fire Department said in a press release.
Firefighters followed up and made sure it was completely out, while occupants of the building evacuated. There were no injuries.
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“There was no one home in the apartment at the time of the fire,” the fire department said in a press release. “The fire was accidental in nature.”
There was fire and water damage in the apartment unit the fire started in and some water damage to the first floor.
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