Fatal motorhome fire

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m.

The RCMP has confirmed that a man did die in the motorhome fire on Tuesday evening.

According to the RCMP, at about 5:30 p.m., the Oliver RCMP and fire department were dispatched to a fire located on an open property in the 3000 block of NkMip Rd, near Oliver.

Once the fire was extinguished firefighters located the body of a man inside the trailer.

At about 5 p.m., residents of the park observed flames coming from the motor-van and rushed over to help.

Witnesses were unsure if the trailer was occupied and attempted to gain entry. However, they were unable to do so prior to the trailer becoming engulfed in flames.

The Oliver RCMP and BC Coroners Services are currently investigating the fire and the man’s death.

A trailer was destroyed in a fire that broke out on Nk'Mip Road on the Osoyoos Indian Band reserve, Tuesday evening.

Rob Graham, spokesman for the Oliver Fire Department, said Oliver and Osoyoos firefighters were called out at 5 :10 p.m. to a structure fire, initially though to be near The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake.

Osoyoos was called off when it  was found to be on Nk'Mip Road, outside the Osoyoos fire district.

By the time Oliver firefighters arrived on scene the trailer located at a makeshift camp was fairly damaged.

There was no one in the trailer at the time of the fire. There were, however, other people camping at the location, Graham said.

Graham described the blaze as suspicious. The cause is undetermined at this point. 

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