Fire destroys Barriere home

By Jessica Lepp
February 21, 2016 - 9:01am Updated: June 4, 2016 - 11:06am

BARRIERE, B.C. — The Barriere Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire around 12:30 Sunday morning.

Assistant Deputy Chief Drew McMartin says, upon arrival at 727 Barriere Lakes Road, the occupants had safely evacuated but the home was fully engulfed in flames.

“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,” says McMartin.

The department responded with two engines and had mutual aid, but the home was totally destroyed in the fire.

McMartin says crews were able to protect a house trailer neighbouring the home.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.





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