Three injured in Qualicum house fire
RCMP say three men have been severely injured in a house fire on Vancouver Island.
Police and the fire department were called to a home north of Qualicum Beach on Monday afternoon.
Two of the three men burned in the fire had to be airlifted to hospital.
Officials have yet to determine the cause of the blaze, but say it appears suspicious.
A house fire Saturday in Ladysmith, about 70 kilometres south of Qualicum Beach, claimed the lives of a man and woman.
The home was engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived and was too dangerous for anyone to enter and attempt a rescue.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- BC likes to stay activeKelowna - 7:05 pm
- First Ebola case in the USWorld - 2:48 pm
- Distracted driving talesVernon / N. Okanagan - 8:00 pm
- Canadian dies in avalancheWorld - 8:55 pm