VIDEO: House fire in east Penticton

Penticton Fire crews are setting up at the scene of a house fire on Government Street.



Government Street was closed to traffic in both directions after a fire broke out in a home in the 1400 block.

The residents of the home had already evacuated by the time firefighters arrived on scene, after the black smoke billowing from the house resulted in a number of 911 calls about 3 p.m.

The fire was extinguished quickly, but fire crews remained on scene for two hours checking for hot spots and clearing up.

Emergency Social Services has taken three people into care.

We will update as more information becomes available.

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