Motel residents wait and watch as the fire continued to burn. An undetermined number of people were given emergency shelter. Mark Brett/Western News

Firefighters respond to Highland Motel

Penticton firefighters were called to the Highland Motel for a fire

Penticton Firefighters were called to a fire at the Highland Motel on Friday (June 30) afternoon.

All occupants of the building have been asked to evacuate the building as smoke is still smouldering out of the east side of the building.

The road is blocked to traffic at Burnaby Avenue and Wylie Street

More on this to come.

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Crews from Penticton Fire Rescue muster as smoke billows from the Highland Motel Saturday afternoon. As yet no cause has been indicated. Mark Brett/Western News

Smoke exiting the Highland Motel where Penticton firefighters responded on Friday. Mark Brett/Penticton Western News

FIrefighters and RCMP outside the Highland Motel on Friday afternoon. Mark Brett/Western News

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