There were no injuries in a house fire that destroyed a home on Moss St. in Revelstoke, this afternoon, Sept. 9.
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a call at the 300 block of Moss St. at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Three fire trucks and two command vehicles responded to the call. A neighbour, Andrea Patz, said they were on scene within five minutes.
“I’m so impressed with our first responder crews,” she said.
Steve DeRousie, fire chief, said the first crew saw the column of black smoke while driving to the scene and immediately called for a second truck.
Crews found the mobile home completely engulfed and took action to protect surrounding houses before attacking the fire, said the department in a Facebook post.
In total 16 fire fighters responded to the call, both full-time and volunteers.
DeRousie said, based on a statement from the lone occupant who was home at the time, the fire was accidental.
Four tenants lived in the home, two of which were out of town at the time and one who wasn’t home. The lone occupant was able to escape with no injuries though all of their possessions are destroyed.
Emergency Support Services is providing support for the displaced occupants.