Dramatic house fire in Peachland

There was a spectacular fire in Peachland yesterday at a home on Desert Pines Avenue.

Fire Chief Dennis Craig says no-one was home when they arrived just before 5:00 pm - but says two pets inside died.

"The flames were already through the roof when we arrived. It was going really well when we got here. It was a difficult knockdown. As well, we requested support from West Kelowna."

Craig says there was a lot of damage, "We can't go inside the home due to structural issues."

They were able to contain the blaze to just one house, although Craig says, it was close.

The cause is under investigation.