A Revelstoke firefighter digs through the wreckage of a fatal trailer fire in the Big Eddy Thursday morning.

UPDATE: Victim of Big Eddy fire identified

Timothy Butcher dies in a mobile home fire in the Big Eddy early Thursday morning.

A man is dead following a fire in the Big Eddy early Thursday morning.

Timothy Arnold Butcher, 49, died in the fire that destroyed his mobile home on Oct.9.

Revelstoke RCMP say the fire department was called to the fire at 1058 Lundell Road shortly after 6 a.m.

The home was partially engulfed in flames and neighbours were using a fire hose to put out the fire. It eventually spread throughout the home.

Firefighters quickly went to work to extinguish the fire. It took 26 firefighters about 1.5 hours to extinguish the blaze, said fire chief Rob Girard.

Once it was out, they entered the home, only to discover Butchers passed away inside.

Girard said the fire was too big to risk going inside to check if there was someone home.

“The house was fully involved, we weren’t going inside it,” he said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Revelstoke RCMP, BC Coroners Services, and forensic investigators.

 

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