Deceased individual located inside burned home


2017-11-21 09:16 PST

File # 2017-69862

RCMP are now investigating alongside both the Kelowna Fire Department and the BC Coroners Service after fire crews discovered a deceased individual inside a home impacted by fire Monday evening in Kelowna.

On November 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm the Kelowna RCMP were called to assist the Kelowna Fire Department who were attending to reports of a structure fire in the 1200 block of Gaggin Road in Kelowna. Kelowna firefighters battled the blaze, conducted an interior search of the residence and later updated police that a body had been discovered inside the home.

This investigation is in its very early stages, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. Specially trained fire investigators with both the RCMP and Kelowna Fire Department, will be examining the scene alongside a representative of the BC Coroners Service.

RCMP continue to secure the fire scene, as investigators continue their efforts to determine a cause for the blaze and identify the deceased individual discovered inside, adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.

A clear cause of the fire is not known at this time. Updates will provided as they become available.

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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348


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