Kaslo fire fighters responded to a fire on Boxing Day which has left a family in a temporary shelter.

Kaslo family in temporary shelter following Boxing Day blaze

The cause of the Boxing Day fire that engulfed the garage of a Kaslo home is still unknown.

The cause of the Boxing Day fire that engulfed the garage of a Kaslo home is still unknown.

Kaslo fire chief Larry Badry said they have determined the fire started in the garage of the rental home, but it would likely depend on insurance as to whether or not they would look into the cause.

“It’s very difficult to determine the cause of a fire like this,” said Badry. “We know where it started, but we just don’t know what started it. We know the location where it started but to pin point how it started and everything is difficult.”

The volunteer fire department received the call around 11:30 a.m. on Monday and was on the scene within about 15 minutes.

When they arrived the garage was fully engulfted in flames.

“They did a great job,” said Badry. “They stopped it and prevented the fire from going into the home. So the home was saved.”

The family that was renting the home has been moved into a temporary shelter.

“The structure next door is unsafe,” said Badry. “It’s not a stable structure now because all of the framing is burned. There is children in the family so we don’t really want to expose them to that type of danger. The fire is out but there is still toxins and fumes coming off the burned out area. You just don’t want to be subjecting people to that. “

According to a neighbour Carl Mortensen – who rushed to the scene on Monday morning – there was a mom with her nine children living in the home.

 

Just Posted

Slocan Valley to be ‘lit up’ with high-speed internet in 12 months

125 kilometres of fibre-optic cable to be laid from Nakusp to Playmor Junction

LETTERS: In support of student climate strikers

From readers Tia Leschke and Sharon Inkpen

Kootenay Musical Theatre Society ready to make a deal with the Devil

The new group will put on an original show in October at the Capitol Theatre

Society plans restoration of historic Kootenay Lake fishing boat

The Merriwake had been submerged in Kootenay Lake near Kaslo before being salvaged two years ago

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

But while Mueller fully ruled out criminal collusion, he was more circumspect on presidential obstruction of justice

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

B.C. doctor reprimanded for accessing medical records without consent

Doctor admits to accessing records of the woman carrying his child

Video service to compete with Netflix, Amazon expected from Apple on Monday

The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline

Edmonton judge to rule on whether Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Canada’s top court ruled punishment handed Khadr for alleged acts committed in Afghanistan when he was 15 was to be a youth sentence

Trudeau delivers campaign-style speech while introducing candidate Taggart

The Order of British Columbia recipient said she wants to be the people’s voice in Ottawa

Stolen Bentley spotted going wrong way down highway found in Summerland

The car has been recorded going the wrong way on the Coquihalla, found two days later

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway; one injured

The cruise ship was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew when it issued a mayday call on Saturday afternoon

Most Read