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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A house in Dawson Creek sustained serious damage after a fire erupted over the weekend.

Dawson Creek Deputy Fire Chief Bob Fulton said that crews were called out to the home in the 1700 block of 93rd Avenue just after 8:00 Sunday evening. Fulton said that the fire, which initially appears to have started at the home’s rear, had spread to the roof when crews arrived. All of the home’s occupants were able to escape without injury.

Despite firefighters’ best efforts to battle the flames, the home suffered extensive damage to the roof and rear side, while the interior suffered extensive smoke and water damage. Fulton added that though he has yet to hear back from the homeowner’s insurance company, he estimates that the building appears to be a total loss.

Photo by Dawson Creek Fire Fighters Association Facebook page

According to Fulton, though the initial investigation appears to show the fire’s ignition source was located on the home’s exterior, no cause has yet been determined. Investigators are continuing their investigation today to determine the exact cause of the blaze.

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