Family loses everything in house fire

An overnight fire resulted in the complete loss of a single family dwelling in Rossland last week.

An overnight fire resulted in the complete loss of a single family dwelling in Rossland last week.

All five children and one adult present in the house managed to escape the burning building on Wednesday, Aug. 6 evening but all possessions of the family were lost to the blaze.

“Everyone got out alright but only with what they were wearing at the time,” said Regional Fire Chief Terry Martin. “This was a total loss of contents and structures.”

An investigation into the cause of the fire was started Thursday and is expected to be complete today.

“We’ve narrowed it down to a particular area of the house but we have nothing conclusive yet,” said Martin on Thursday. “We’ve started the process with the local Red Cross to help out with clothing, food, and personal hygiene items because they lost everything.”

The name of the family will not be released until the regional fire rescue’s investigation is complete.

— Trail Times