The Barriere Fire Department reports that at 1:36 a.m. the morning of Apr. 2, they were called to a structure fire in the Glen Grove subdivision, of Barriere.
The fire department immediately responded with a crew of 10 firefighters, and upon arriving at the scene found the house was fully involved and burning.
There were no occupants at the time of the fire department’s arrival. The RCMP were called and Cpl. Darren Underhill took charge of the investigation.
Fire Chief Al Kirkwood says the fire department assessed the situation and deemed it a fire which the department “would be on the attack, not being able to save any remaining part of the structure”. As a result, the fire department contained the fire to the house area, working at putting out spot fires around the burning structure.
“BC Ambulance was also on scene to help the crew if there was a need, but thankfully they were not required.” said the Chief noting the crew came from Clearwater.
A BC Hydro crew was also called in to disconnect the power source.
Kirkwood noted that once daylight prevailed the RCMP checked the rubble again for anything that might have appeared to be of interest.
“Cause of the fire has yet to be determined,” said the Chief, “But once it has been determined the public will be made aware of the situation.”
He stated the house was a total loss, as well as a van that was parked in front of the home.