Westside Road blaze doused

Crews were called to an RV fire within the southern boundary of Bear Creek Provincial Park.

A Westside Road fire was tackled quickly.

At about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, West Kelowna Fire Rescue crews were called to an RV fire within the southern boundary of Bear Creek Provincial Park.

On arrival, crews found the RV fully involved, with fire spreading into the surrounding trees, says assistant fire chief, Brent Watson.

“Venting propane tanks caused the fire to flare up dramatically on several occasions, making the fire visible from downtown Kelowna,” said Watson.

“Quick action by WKFR crews kept the fire from spreading into the main park area, although the RV was a total loss.”

WKFR responded with 16 firefighters in three engines, one water tender, one command unit and one utility vehicle.

B.C. Ambulance and the RCMP also attended the scene.

Westside Road was closed for about 90 minutes while crews extinguished the fire.

There were no injuries reported, according to Watson.