Sunday, March 1st2.6°C
25327
24949

Fire destroys house

A fire destroyed a house near Westside Road Monday morning. 

Emergency crews responded around 9:30 a.m. to smoke and flames coming from a home on Pinecrest Road west of Vernon. 

Firefighters on the scene said they did not yet know what caused the fire. A fire inspector has yet to complete a report on the incident.

No people or pets were inside the building when the fire began.

A witness told Castanet that there was also a grow op inside the building, which was confirmed by Vernon RCMP. 

Cpl Seniuk said "At this time it is unknown whether it is a licensed grow operation or not."

It does not immediately appear that the fire began in the growing area.

The flames were contained before the surrounding forest was ignited. There was also another house nearby that escaped unscathed.

BC Ambulance also responded as a routine precaution. 

COMMENTS WELCOME

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 Vernon News

25339


Recent Trending



24518



25275




Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]





24251

Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Fievel
Fievel Vernon SPCA >




23795




North Okanagan Quick Links City of Vernon
Vernon Discussion Forum
District of Coldstream
Village of Lumby
City of Armstrong
City of Enderby
District of Sicamous
Interior Health
Okanagan Regional Library



Member of BC Press Council


24598