News

Lightning strikes Spallumcheen convent

Armstrong-Spallumcheen firefighters had to tackle a tricky fire Wednesday evening.

Lightning struck a corner of the roof at the Monastery of the Carmel of St. Joseph in the 4800 block of Salmon River Road just after 8 p.m.

“There was a fire on the roof and it was difficult to get to,” said Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire chief Ian Cummings.

Crews were on the scene for several hours.

The nuns who live at the residence were all safely outside, and were allowed to return after the smoke from the fire inside the residence had been ventilated.

There was minimal damage done to the roof.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VJH Foundation commits to raise $2.5 million for equipment
 
Considerable debate as Vernon candidates meet
 
Foundation launches $3 million fundraising campaign
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
 
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
Port truckers get enforced pay, smaller fleet
 
Shoes for kids off and running
 
Andrew Zwicker

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.