The cause of Monday’s fire at a Middleton Mountain residence can’t be determined.
David Lind, Vernon Fire Rescue Services interim fire chief, said the cause of the blaze is undetermined due to the level of damage in the area.
“Signs indicate the fire originated in the garage close to the car but no clear cause has been determined,” said Lind.
The fire started in the 800 block of Mt. Bulman Place shortly before 4:30 p.m. Neighbours told fire officials they heard some popping sounds followed by an explosion and heavy black smoke billowing out of the garage that could be seen from various parts of the city.
The owners of the home were away at the time, but a new 2017 vehicle was parked in the garage. It was destroyed by the fire.
The blaze heavily damaged the garage and other parts of the home suffered significant heat and smoke damage.
The owners said the home was fully insured.
Nobody was hurt in the blaze.