UPDATED: Home destroyed in Big Eddy blaze

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services was called to a fire in the Big Eddy early Thursday morning.

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services was called to a structure fire in the Big Eddy early Thursday morning.

Assistant Fire Chief Roger Echlin said the fire department was called out to a fire on the 1800 block of Illnisky Road shortly after 2 a.m. on July 10.

Twenty-three firefighters, two fire engines, the water tended, aerial truck and command vehicles responded to fight the blaze. They took two hours to bring the fire under control.

The building experienced significant damage and appears to be a total loss, said Echlin.

Two people lived at the home, however only one was at home when the fire took place, and he escaped without injury. Emergency Social Services offered them assistance, but both occupants are now staying with family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Just Posted

Social media flooded with love for woman found dead on Kelowna beach

“We lost a sister. Because that is what we are it is a sisterhood and I can’t help but feel anything but sadness.”

Revelstoke volunteers needed for Patient Voices Network

There will be an information session next week

BC Timber Sales in Arrow Lakes passes audit

An audit of BC Timber Sales and timber sale licence holders in… Continue reading

Letter: Caribou recovery and the Section 80 application

There are three herds in our Revelstoke Planning Unit

Rain to continue for Revelstoke today

Road events from Drive BC as of 7:40 a.m.: Highway 1 east:… Continue reading

VIDEO: Okanagan fire victim Amy Hansen speaks out on the loss of her four pets

A gofundme page has been started for Hansen, with $1,140 raised of a $5000 goal to help her rebuild

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

Okanagan history in pictures

Grand opening of downtown Vernon Safeway store from 1965

Okanagan firefighter steps up to challenge

Andrew Haak will be one of hundreds of firefighters taking part in the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in Calgary on May 5

SPCA investigating hen cull at Shuswap egg farm

Egg farm regulator says they are confident cull at was done properly

West Kelowna fire under control

A fire broke out just above Bear Creek Provincial Park Monday

Most Read