Family displaced: No exact cause has been determined in the fire that caused major smoke damage to a home on 60th Street SE last Wednesday

Home sustains smoke damage

Investigators determined where a structure fire at 561 60th St. SE started but no exact cause.

Investigators determined where a structure fire at 561 60th St. SE started but no exact cause.

Three Salmon Arm fire halls responded to the residence at about 3 p.m. on July 22.

Fire chief Brad Shirley says heavy smoke was pouring from the home and, while crews were quick to knock down the fire, there was considerable damage to the basement where the fire started, some fire damage to the main floor and major smoke damage throughout the house.

“No one was home at time of fire,” says Shirley. “Given the fairly remote property, it was fortunate a passerby heard the smoke alarm and witnessed smoke escaping the home.”

Emergency Social Services provided assistance to a family of four, who will be displaced for an undermined time.

Shirley says 29 firefighters were on scene for about two-and-a-half hours.

“Firefighters did a great job and were pleased it was a slightly cooler day,” adds Shirley. “The fire will be documented as undetermined but not suspicious.”

 

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