House destroyed by flames
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UPDATE: 5:15 p.m.
Castanet reporter Casey Richardson reports that smoke and fire activity has gone down on Conklin Avenue at 6 p.m. 17.15
The fire brigade was quickly on the scene of the fire, which quickly tore through the house.
Castanet has contacted the Penticton Fire Department for more information.
A house is on fire in Penticton on Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters responded at 460 Conklin Avenue. The whole street is full of smoke.
Reporter Casey Richardson is on site. She says the fire department is currently trying to stop the spread to neighboring buildings.
A neighbor told Castanet that they “smelled plastic burning”, the smoke got worse, and then they knew there was an explosive sound.
Another neighbor who called 911 said, “I never knew a house could go up so fast.”
There is a motorhome on the property in addition to the house, which is also on fire.
More on the way.
Photo: Casey Richardson