Thanksgiving Monday house fire in Kelowna was fatal

House fire was fatal

A house fire Monday morning in Kelowna claimed a life.

Emergency crews were called to the 100 block of Timberline Road on Oct. 11 just before 6 a.m. for the blaze.

Due to structural damage to the home and the danger posed by the roof collapse as a result of the fire, crews were unable to enter and perform a full search. On Wednesday, fire crews and RCMP fire investigators resumed the search and discovered the remains of a deceased individual.

“Kelowna RCMP is working in partnership with the BC Coroners Service to investigate and determine the identity of the deceased,” said Const. Solana Paré, media relations officer of the Kelowna RCMP.

“The investigation into the cause of the fire remains ongoing at this time.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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