One taken to hospital following house fire

Elderly woman dies in house fire

Authorities say the homeowner noticed the fire before smoke detectors were activated.

Authorities said the home was almost destroyed.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing throughout the right-side of a split-level, wood-frame house.

She said the flames started in a converted garage and spread into the attic.

"Firefighters quickly deployed fire attack hose lines and immediately entered the home to conduct a primary search and battle the blaze".

No occupants were found upon the initial search.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and Kelowna Fire Investigators will be at the scene investigating. He was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Neighbors called 911 to report the fire around 11:20 am after they heard a sound that resembled an explosion.

The victim's name has not been released.

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