Woman dies in Kelowna house fire

Postado Março 14, 2018

Shortly after 6 a.m., the Kelowna Fire Department responded to a fire in a commercial building in the 1700 block of Harvey Ave.

A woman who escaped a burning home in Kelowna early this morning was killed when she went back inside the inferno.

Witnesses say the man pulled into the homes' driveway and honked his horn repeatedly to alert those still believed to be sleeping inside.

"Investigators believe that the woman re-entered the residence for an unconfirmed reason", Cpl. "The fire had extended into the floor and ceiling", said Scott Clarke, platoon captain.

The body of a deceased woman was located during an interior search of the residence conducted by emergency fire crews.

Her identity has not been released.

"RCMP Victim Services were immediately engaged and continue to provide emotional support to the family", says O'Donaghey.

Springfield Road was closed and traffic rerouted while crews battled the fire. Springfield Road has since reopened.

Fire and police officials are investigating the cause.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS) at 250-762-3300.

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