A mental-health centre for youth will be closed for about four weeks after a kitchen fire Tuesday night.
No one was injured in the fire at Foundry Kelowna on Kirschner Road, which firefighters doused quickly.
Only a small area in the kitchen burned, but smoke damage affected the entire building, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) said.
Cleaners discovered the fire about 8 p.m. and called the fire department. An element on the stove had been left on and ignited a toaster.
CMHA Kelowna staff who were working at the centre are now at the organization’s Sutherland Avenue location and working to establish alternative sites for Foundry Kelowna services. Partner organizations with staff who were working out of Foundry Kelowna have been temporarily relocated.
People who have appointments will be contacted and given information about their new appointment location. All calls to Foundry Kelowna are being routed through CMHA. Anyone who has a question about an upcoming appointment can call 236-420-2803.
Foundry Kelowna offers help for youth 12-24 and their families with mental-health and substance-abuse issues.