Sept. 27, 2019 — A house caught fire on Victoria Street in Vanderhoof last night. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Aman Parhar photo)

Fire burns down house in Vanderhoof

Cause of the fire is under investigation, says Fire Chief Ian Leslie

A Vanderhoof home caught fire last night on Victoria Street.

The home located on 374 Victoria Street caught fire approximately around 8:50 pm yesterday, Fire Chief Ian Leslie said.

Residents of the house are uninjured, he said, noting there were 17 firefighters on the scene.

Sgt Rodney Guthrie from the Vanderhoof RCMP said that the fire appears to have started in a camper in the backyard and then it spread to the residence. The camper was destroyed he said, adding the residence has suffered significant damage as well.

The cause of the fire is not known and the police and fire department are in the initial stages of the investigation.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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