McLeese Lake fire victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a house fire in McLeese Lake on Dec. 17.

  • Dec. 24, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a house fire in McLeese Lake on Dec. 17.

He was Francis (Buck) Storoschuk, aged 78, from McLeese Lake, reports Barb McLintock, Coroner, Strategic Programs.

Storoschuk lived alone in a mobile home in McLeese Lake, a small community on Highway 97 about 44 kilometres north of Williams Lake.

In the early morning hours of Dec. 17, neighbours noticed that the mobile home was on fire and called 911.

After the fire was  extinguished, Storoschuk was found deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service, fire officials and RCMP are continuing to investigate this death.

The family of Storoschuk has been notified of his death.

 

 

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