The Penticton Fire Department was called to 1147 Main St. on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Skylar Noe-Vack

Firefighters respond to smoke alarms at retirement centre

Penticton firefighters were called out on Tuesday to a complex on Main Street

The Penticton Fire Department was called to a retirement centre at 1147 Main St. on Tuesday around 5:21 p.m. to the where smoke alarms were ringing.

Someone at the scene upgraded the situation to a fire in one unit on the first floor with smoke showing. However, upon arrival firefighters entered the unit and it was determined it was food on the stove that had burned and there wasn’t an active fire.

Firefighters helped ventilate the building and B.C. Ambulance Service checked on the resident.

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