Penticton & South Okanagan News
Farm home destroyed in fire
A family is homeless today after their farm home burned to the ground Saturday in Tulameen.
Chief Woodford, with the Tulameen and District Fire Department, says they were called to the farmhouse blaze at 2:30 p.m.
“At time of arrival the fire house was fully engulfed, the residents were not at home at the time, they have lost everything in the fire, the house was not able to be saved,” said Woodford.
The home was near Coalmont Road in Otter Provincial Park.
The residents were fortunately not home at the time and are ok, they are staying with family, it is unknown if any pets were in the home or hurt in the fire.
Fire fighters were on the scene till just before 9 p.m. Saturday night to clean up the damage.
Woodford says firefighters were prevented from further clean up because their hoses froze solid at that time.
“The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, it still needs to be looked into because the damage is so extensive,” adds Woodford.
The homeowners did have insurance.
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