News

Investigators determine cause of fire

Investigators have determined that last Friday’s fire at the Penticton White Spot was started by linen and table cloths covered in vegetable oil and bleach that combusted in the dryer.

This type of fire isn’t rare to deputy fire chief Dave Spalding,

“We get quite a few fires started this way,” he said.

About 30 members of the Penticton Fire Department had worked to save the building after a call received at 4:18 a.m., but significant damage had already been done causing surrounding roads Main Street and Rosetown Avenue to be shut down for several hours.

 

Al Mansfield, owner of the Penticton White Spot, described the disaster as a bad dream, mentioning that he had just put in new equipment this past year.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Resident says voting machines a threat to democracy in Penticton
 
Refugee living the Canadian dream
 
Penticton rolls out the red carpet for WestJet
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
De Groot family outraged: Sister of dead Slocan suspect says police overreacted
 
Tips for the Elk Valley Outdoor Enthusiasts
Debate night in Castlegar
 
SHSS students perform Les Miserables
 
School District shifts major asset

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.