Monica Lamb-Yorski photo Williams Lake RCMP fire investigator Const. Allan Smith stands near the scene of a fatal trailer fire on Robertson Road in McLeese Lake Tuesday.

McLeese Lake house fire claims one life

A tragic early morning house fire on Robertson Road in McLeese Lake Tuesday has claimed the life of one man.

A tragic early morning house fire on Robertson Road in McLeese Lake Tuesday has claimed the life of one man.

Around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, RCMP received a 911-call about the fire and a report there was possibly one person inside, said RCMP fire investigator Const. Allan Smith.

Smith is stationed in Williams Lake with North District Regional General Investigation Section and by noon Tuesday had completed his investigation of the fire scene.

Smith said he was waiting for Rick Owen from the Office of the Fire Commissioner in Kamloops and someone from the BC Coroners Service in 100 Mile House to arrive.

“This scene belongs to the fire commissioner and the Coroners Services,” Smith said.

“They gave me permission to come up here here and do the preliminary survey.”

Smith said there is nothing to suggest any criminality in this case.

He added that from what he could observe no fire suppression was used to fight the fire.


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