A late-night dumpster fire near Penticton’s Kentucky Fried Chicken on Main Street had passersby and nearby residents smelling smoke rather than the usual fried chicken Sunday (May 23) night.
The contents of the dumpster went up flames at approximately 10 p.m.
Local man John Robert Lahay noticed the fire on his way home from work. Lahay stopped near the fire for a few short minutes to power up his phone, snap a pic and call the Penticton Fire Department, he said on social media.
In the short amount of time Lahay was near the fire it grew from a “small fire” to the blaze pictured above.
After reporting the fire, Lahay took to the local Penticton Facebook page to share his experience.
The fire was extinguished without spreading to nearby properties.
The Western News has reached out to the Penticton Fire Department for further comment.