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Peachland home in cinders
Four Okanagan residents have been left homeless following a Thursday afternoon fire that burnt down their home.
RCMP and Peachland Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire at Trepanier Road just past Paradise Valley Drive around 4 p.m., Thursday.
"There was a structure that was fully involved upon our arrival. We made sure Fortis and Hydro had been notified,"said Dennis Craig, Peachland Fire Department Chief.
"And we had been told by dispatch that nobody had been trapped in the home and there were no other safety risks. Then we made arrangements with Emergency Social Services."
That's as far as the fire department was able to go in their work, and the house continued to burn down throughout the day and into the night as the property is situated outside the fire protection zone.
The investigation into what caused the fire falls under the purview of the RCMP.
"There's been no determination on the fire, and we will continue the investigation to rule out any possibility of arson or what have you," said Const. Kris Clark.
Emergency Services will be helping the displaced residents for the next 72 hours, but they have little information about who the they are or their condition that they're willing to share.