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UPDATE: Kitchen fire evacuates four families in Lake Country

Lake Country Fire Department was called to the incident around 3:40 p.m.
Emergency crews on scene of a kitchen fire on Berry Road in Lake Country Dec. 7, 2023. (Jordy Cunningham/the Calendar)

Update 5:30 p.m.

The Lake Country Fire Department quickly put out a kitchen fire at a residence on Berry Road.

Crews were called to the scene around 3:40 p.m. and found dark smoke exiting the building.

Fire Chief Brent Penner said they responded with three engines.

Before fire crews arrived a passerby used a fire extinguisher on the flames. “That kept the fire to a minimum, but it was rolling pretty good when we got into the structure,” Penner said, adding that they had the fire knocked out in about five minutes.

Penner confirmed the fire started in the kitchen of the units, but added that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The duplex consisted of four units and the department is helping to find each accomodations for the evening.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Original 4:50 p.m.

Lake Country firefighters were called to a kitchen fire on Berry Road around 3:40 p.m. on Dec. 7.

The incident saw multiple fire trucks on scene along with an ambulance, RCMP, and BC Hydro.

A portion of Berry Road was closed while emergency crews dealt with the situation inside a residence at 3139 Berry Road. The Dairy Queen parking lot was also blocked off.

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