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Gas leak prompts evacuation of Vernon residents

Residents at the Strand Lakeside West had to evacuate for two hours
The Strand Lakeside West rental building in Kelowna. (Bowen Assman photo)

A gas leak at a Vernon resort prompted quick action from Fortis B.C. on Tuesday afternoon.

At 3:50 p.m., residents of the West building at The Strand Lakeside (7343 Okanagan Landing Rd) were told to evacuate their residence, as combustible gas was found on the plumber’s meter.

“Fortis advises that residents in the West building are not permitted to use appliances, smoke, light candles, until advised,” an email to residents said. “They also ask that you open windows and leave the building.”

Fortis B.C. attended the scene and by 5:30 p.m., advised residents that they may return to their room.

Gas supply remains off in the building as the source unit is still being investigated.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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