Unconscious person pulled from Penticton structure fire

Smoke could be seen rising from the single level commercial motel.

Penticton firefighters have rescued an unconscious person from a structure fire at 270 Riverside Drive.

At approximately 11:12 a.m. Monday, crews from the Penticton Fire Department were called to the scene.

Upon arrival crews noticed smoke rising from a single level commercial motel, and shortly after they reported that fire was venting out one window in the rear of the building.

Firefighters entered through the front of the building, knocked the fire down and pulled one individual from the building. The individual was reported at the time to be unconscious. The injuries of the person were unspecified, and they were transported to hospital.

About one hour after crews initially responded, the fire department confirmed the structure fire had been contained to one unit. About 30 minutes after this, crews stood down, returned to station and left the scene in the command of RCMP.

The fire is currently under investigation.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

Summerland council to examine meeting options

Present livestreaming has been plagued with sound quality issues

Morning Start: Women can give birth after they die

Your morning start for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak at Oliver farm declared over

There continues to be other community exposure events in the Interior Health region

Summerland begins reopening aquatic centre

First phase of reopening planned for Sept. 8

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Federal Conservative leadership candidate skirts COVID-19 rules at Kelowna rally

Derek Sloan held a rally in Kelowna that had more than 50 people, which is against health orders from the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

South Okanagan restaurant ranked among world’s best by TripAdvisor

The Hooded Merganser was ranked within the top 10 per cent of all restaurants by TripAdvisor reviews

Kelowna Hells Angels prospect charged with assault, choking

Jason Townsend, 43, was charged after allegedly choking a woman last weekend

Most Read