A Kaslo family is in a temporary shelter after fire engulfed their rental home on Boxing Day.

Blaze destroys Kaslo home

Flames and smoke drew Kaslo neighbours out of their homes on Boxing Day, when a fire engulfed a local residence.

Flames and smoke drew Kaslo neighbours out of their homes on Boxing Day, when a fire engulfed a local residence.

Carl Mortensen thought the smoke was coming from his friend’s house, but it was the house of a single mother who lived next door.

“It was pretty big at one point,” said Mortensen.

“I live fairly close by and from the smoke it looked like my friend’s house. So I just darted over there and brought my camera with me.”

Mortensen said the house belonged to a mother and her nine children, but said that no one was hurt.

“The fire department got it out, but it was pretty big at one point,” he said.

He believes the fire at the Upper Kaslo home began burning between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

Kaslo fire chief Larry Badry was not available for comment before the Star went to print.


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