4 forced out of home by laundry room blaze
A laundry room fire damaged a Kelowna home and displaced four residents and four cats Monday morning.
Kelowna Fire Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a house fire in the 2500 block of Sexsmith Road at 11:36 a.m.
On arrival, crews reported seeing smoke coming from the back of the home.
Crews entered the house and knocked down the fire in the basement laundry room.
One adult, two teenagers and four cats were home at the time of the fire, and all escaped safely, said platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens.
The smoke alarm had alerted the residents of the fire, he said.
The fire was contained to the laundry room, but smoke and water damage occurred throughout the house, said Stephens, adding the fire was extinguished quickly.
The four residents of the home are unable to stay in the residence because of the damage.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.