Second Kelowna house fire in two days under investigation

9/2/2012

Kelowna Fire fighters were called to yet another house fire early this morning, this the second porch fire at a multifamily residence in just two days.

Fire crews responded to the home on Hein Road shortly after six o'clock this morning, and quickly contained the fire which began in the rear porch area of the house.

Officials aren't saying much concerning the two fires, or whether they may be related.

Kelowna Fire Platoon Captain Simpson says,"This morning's fire definitely is under investigation by both our department here and the RCMP," adding,"both RCMP as well as our investigator are currently at the scene right now."

This morning's fire is eerily similar to a house fire on Briarwood Road on Friday afternoon.  In both cases, the fire was contained to the porch area and the families were home at the time of the fire.

Five family members and their pets, a dog and a cat, are now in the care Emergency Support Services for the next 72 hours.

The investigation continues.

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