6 pets, in­clud­ing duck, killed in house fire

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

Sev­eral pets died in a Rut­land house fire Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Kelowna Fire Dis­patch re­ceived nu­mer­ous 911 calls re­port­ing a house fire in the 1500 block of McKen­zie Road at 1:48 p.m.

On ar­rival, crews re­ported heavy smoke and flames com­ing from the back of the build­ing.

Crews knocked down the fire from the ex­te­rior be­fore en­ter­ing the home, said pla­toon Capt. Kelly Stephens.

Four dogs, one cat and a duck died in the fire, said Stephens. No one was home at the time of the fire. Fire dam­age was con­tained to the back of the home’s main floor and deck, with the rest of the struc­ture re­ceiv­ing heavy smoke dam­age.

The res­i­dents of the home — one adult and two chil­dren — are un­able to stay in the home be­cause of the dam­age.

The cause of the fire is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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