The Penticton Fairfield Resort is closed because of a fireplace late Monday afternoon – Penticton Information
Resort evacuated after hearth
Picture: Mike Biden
It was a busy Monday for Penticton Fireplace Division crews.
Some firefighters engaged on the Mount Nkwala wildfire have been diverted into two for a fireplace on the Penticton Fairfield Resort.
Deputy hearth chief Rob Trousdell tells Castanet Information the hearth began in one of many rooms on the fourth flooring of the resort.
“It began in a void house on the fourth flooring then went onto the roof space,” stated Trousdell.
“Crews have been in a position to get onto the roof and extinguish it from there, in addition to a crew into the suite to extinguish it from there as nicely.”
Trousdell says the resort needed to be evacuated, and all visitor have been put in contact with Emergency Assist Companies to seek out alternate lodging.
Firefighters have been serving to visitors to get all their possessions out of the resort.
Trousdell says two or three suites have been affected. One of many third flooring sprinklers went off creating some water injury there in addition to water from extinguishing the hearth itself.
The resort could have some work to do earlier than the resort can reopen.
Trousdell says he does not have a time for reopening.
There have been no accidents and hearth investigators are on scene making an attempt to find out an actual trigger.