Traffic through a Kelowna neighborhood is still around a massive apartment fire as of Tuesday morning as engineers continue to assess the safety of a construction crane on the site, according to city officials.

The 40-meter construction crane looming over 129 Wyndham Crescent, the site of a 50-unit North Glenmore condominium project that burned to the ground, may have been at risk from the fire.

“This is a rather unique and complex situation that requires very specialized professionals on multiple fronts,” said Lance Kayfish, Kelowna City Risk Manager.

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“The crane owner brought in well-qualified professionals to quickly and safely resolve the situation,” said Kayfish. “This work is ongoing.”

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Glenmore Road will remain closed between Cross and Scenic Streets and Union Road will remain closed between Wyndham Crescent Road and Valley Road.

The sidewalks in Glenmore between Cross and Scenic are closed to pedestrian traffic, according to the city, as are the sidewalks in Union between Glenmore Road and Snowsell Street North.



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The building under construction in Kelowna goes up in flames


The building under construction in Kelowna goes up in flames

An evacuation order for houses in the immediate vicinity of the crane remains in place.

The evacuation order, which was extended to a radius of 90 meters from the construction site on Wednesday evening, contains the following addresses:

  • Units 1-7, 115 Wyndham Crescent
  • 129 Wyndham Crescent (the location of the apartment fire)
  • Units 123-131, 133 Wyndham Crescent


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Construction crane still a problem at the Kelowna Condo Fire Site


Construction crane still a problem at the Kelowna Condo Fire Site

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