The Barriere Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a structure fire around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at 725 Barriere Lakes Road. The occupants had safely evacuated along with their pets, but the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Assistant Deputy Chief Drew McMartin says that on arrival, “We saw flames coming from the back right corner of the house and up through the roof. The flames were shooting about 20 feet in the air.”
The department responded with two engines, and received mutual aid from the Chu Chua Fire Department as well. RCMP and BC Ambulance were also on scene.
Barriere Fire Chief Al Kirkwood stated, “Although the crews were not able to save the home they were able to save structures around the burning building, nothing else was compromised,.”
As of press time the cause of the fire had not been determined.