KELOWNA, B.C. – A condominium development under construction in Kelowna, B.C., continues to be severely damaged in a fierce early morning blaze.
Flames broke out in a new phase from the Parklane townhouse complex on Kelowna’s north side on Tuesday.
Fire swept through the unfinished units while intense heat damaged occupied condos nearby, forcing evacuations.
One resident says his condo overlooking the fire is now uninhabitable as windows in the unit cracked and shattered while he and his roommates fled.
There’s not sure on injuries, but fire officials are monitoring a construction crane located in the middle of the damaged complex.
An engineer has been called to assess its stability while crews poured water around the flames that leaped greater than a dozen metres in the air at the height of the blaze. (CKIQ)