Cause undetermined in Lumby house fire

A residence on Shuswap Falls Drive in Lumby is a total loss following a Sunday evening fire.

Volunteer firefighters got the call about the house fire shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

“When we got there, the house was fully engulfed,” said Lumby fire chief Tony Clayton.

The older style house was completely destroyed.

Clayton said there was one resident in the home and he got out OK.

A dog also lived at the house and is believed to have gotten out safely, though the dog had not been found as of Monday morning.

“There’s no reason to believe the dog didn’t get out,” said Clayton.

The cause of the fire will likely go down as undetermined with the structure being totally destroyed.

Emergency Social Services were looking after the resident of the home.

Firefighters stayed overnight Sunday doing fire watch on the blaze, and were mopping up some hot spots Monday morning.


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