Coldstream and Lavington firefighters take action against a rapid-moving fire at a Buchanan Road residence Thursday.

Coldstream and Lavington firefighters take action against a rapid-moving fire at a Buchanan Road residence Thursday.

Mobile blaze under investigation

Flames quickly spread through the mobile home in the 8200 block of Buchanan Road

A fire that roared through a Coldstream home remains under investigation.

Flames quickly spread through the mobile home in the 8200 block of Buchanan Road just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

“Flames were shooting out of all of the windows and it was burning hot,” said Dave Sturgeon, Coldstream fire chief.

Investigators were on scene Friday trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

The fire was originally discovered by the property owner who has lived there for 15 years.

“I was in my shop working on some cabinets when I went into the house quickly and then back out to the shop. I then came back outside and saw the smoke,” he said.

The phone in the shop didn’t work so the man went down his long driveway to Buchanan Road where a passerby called 911.

Some challenges faced the Coldstream and Lavington firefighters.

“There’s a super-long driveway and a steep hill,” said Sturgeon of trying to get resources on scene.

The roof on the addition ultimately caved in on what was left of the structure, and flames also spread into a wood pile and on to the grassy hillside nearby.

Neither the homeowner or his two dogs were injured during the incident.