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Fire destroys home

A Blind Bay home in the Shuswap area was heavily damaged by fire Monday.

Sean Coubrough, with the Shuswap Fire Department, said the call came in at 10:30 a.m.

When crews arrived, the carport was fully involved and there were flames coming out of the windows and doors of the log-style home.

Tappen/Sunnybrae and White Lake fire departments also responded to aid the Shuswap crew.

The two occupants of the building were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, but were not seriously injured.

“Crews were able to contain the fire fairly quickly, but just because of the nature of it and because it was so involved by the time they got here, they had to attack it from the exterior,” said Coubrough, adding the house also had a tin roof, making it difficult to access the fire in the roof area.

Crews were still on scene as of 3 p.m. doing mop up, and Coubrough said they had to bring in an excavator to bring down a piece of the building “that was threatening to fall down on its own.”

There is no word on the cause of the fire, and Coubrough said it will be investigated as soon as possible.

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