EASTSIDE ROAD HOMES DESTROYED BY BLAZE
Three houses in the 1100 block of Lakeside Road, directly beside Skaha Marina, were destroyed by fire, Wednesday evening. A fourth home, once owned by former Penticton mayor Mike Pearce, was heavily damaged. The cause of the fire, which broke out shortly after 6 p.m., was unknown at press time. Neighbours are concerned that a woman in her 90s, who lived alone in one of the homes, did not make it out alive. The road was shut down and fire crews were quickly on the scene. Flames could be seen from as far away as Kaleden.