Submitted file.

House fire in Townsite currently under investigation.

Fire and smoke caused extensive damage to the home.

At 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, the Kimberley Fire Department (KFD) responded to a fully engulfed structure fire in Townsite on Moyie Street. Fire Chief Rick Prasad says that the cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation.

The home owners made the call to the fire department and no injuries were reported.

BC Ambulance were also on scene along with BC Hydro and Fortis BC. The Kimberley Fire Department responded with 15 members and two fire engines, and remained on scene until approximately 6 a.m.

“The house was extensively damaged structurally and there is a lot of smoke damage as well,” explained Prasad. “The house was also covered in cedar siding which contributed to the fire.”

Prasad says the department and home owners are currently looking for their cat.

“We know the cat is okay, but it is presumed that it’s roaming around,” said Prasad.

He added that the KFD will continue their efforts Wednesday afternoon, as they were waiting for things to cool down before they go back in.


Submitted file.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Uspecified threat not substantiated, say police

Multiple RCMP cruisers, officers respond to alleged bomb threat.

Remote wildfire burning near Canal Flats

BC Wildfire Service crews tackling seven-hectare blaze with 21 personnel.

Grads say thanks for the ride

Selkirk’s Class of 2018 offers a big thanks to all those who… Continue reading

Kimberley’s Seahorse swimmers score personal bests and medals at Nelson meet

The Kimberley Seahorse Swim Club started their season off with a splash… Continue reading

Art and Garden Tour

Gardens, artists, music, champagne and strawberries

Kimberley Farmers’ Market kicks off season

The Kimberley Farmers’ Market kicked off the season on Thursday, June 21,… Continue reading

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

B.C. man wins job he was denied after saying he had depression

Transport Canada has been order to give Chris Hughes a high-level job and nearly $500,000

B.C. soldier shot down a century ago to be honoured

Norman Stuart Harper, of Kamloops, was killed on a bombing mission over Lahr, Germany, in 1918

Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for increase in NATO defence spending

The letter comes as tensions between Canada and the United States have risen to a dramatic high

Electoral reform vote in B.C. includes $500,000 each for pro and con groups

A mail-in ballot referendum will take place Oct. 22 to Nov. 30, asking two questions on voting

Most Read