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Update: Woman escapes serious injury from Pinehurst Crescent house fire

Friday, March 19th, 2010 | 5:15 pm

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A Kelowna Fire Department firefighter treats a woman who suffered smoke inhalation during a fire at 1537 Pinehurst Crescent in Old Glenmore. (Photo John McDonald)

Update: 6:01 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Lou Wilde told reporters that the fire in 1537 Pinehurst Crescent was largely confined to the outside of the house in the balcony area. Wilde said the first crew on the scene pulled a woman out of the house. A firefighter could be seen treating the woman with oxygen in front of the house. She was taken to Kelowna General Hospital by B.C. Ambulance, suffering from suspected smoke inhalation.

Engines 1, 2, and 3 responded to the fire with 18 firefighters. Wilde said the house was habitable but that the owners were making plans to stay elsewhere for the weekend.

Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP are on scene of a house fire at 1537 Pinehurst Crescent. Smoke was seen pouring out of the second floor of the two-storey home.

Initial reports said a woman, possibly two, were inside the home. Reporter John McDonald is on the scene and says one woman is being treated by paramedics.

Watch for updates.

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