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Fire guts part of Kelowna seniors home

07/30/2012 05:19 EDT | Updated 09/29/2012 05:12 EDT
Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and dozens more forced from their homes after a fire broke out at a seniors complex in Kelowna Monday morning.

The fire broke out at the Highlands Retirement Residence at 400 Snowsell Street around 10 a.m. PT, gutting about five units in one corner of the single-storey building.

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and about 46 were taken to an evacuation centre.

It is not yet clear when the residents will be allowed back in the rest of the building.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released by inspectors, but they suspect it started inside one of the burned-out units.

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