Fire on Joy Road

Ministry of Forests workers responded to a call for a structure fire around 6:30 a.m. Friday, crews now have the fire under control.

Penticton firefighters and Wildfire management crews were called to the scene of a blaze Friday morning when a house on Joy Road caught fire. Combined crew efforts kept the fire contained.

Penticton firefighters and Wildfire management crews were called to the scene of a blaze Friday morning when a house on Joy Road caught fire. Combined crew efforts kept the fire contained.

A structure fire that broke out on Joy Road early Friday morning is now under control.

The fire was called in around 6:30 a.m. July 31 and because it was out of the jurisdiction of local fire crews, the Ministry of Forests was called to the scene.

The Ministry of Forest workers made a call for assistance from local fire crews sometime after 7 a.m. and firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the structure by 10 a.m. Crews are continuing to keep the scene under control.

There were no ambulances called to the scene, and according to Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding there was likely nobody injured or in the house at the time, though that has yet to be confirmed.