FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Investigators have been unable to piece together exactly what caused a Fort St. John house to go up in flames one week ago.
When crews from the Fort St. John Fire Department responded to the fire on May 3rd at approximately 5:00 PM, the home on the corner of 106th Ave. and 104th St. was fully engulfed in flames which were being driven by strong winds at the time. After the fire was extinguished, officers from the local RCMP detachment stayed onscene overnight to ensure the property was secure the site
Fire Chief Fred Burrows says that despite an extensive investigation, the cause of the fire has not been determined, although Burrows did confirm that it is not deemed suspicious.
The home, whose residents escaped the fire uninjured, was able to have many of its contents saved. In spite of this, Burrows says that at the low end, damages totalled approximately $200,000.