Log house goes up in flames in Paterson

On Tuesday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Rossland fire department received a distress call regarding a house fire.

  • Apr. 9, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Chris Stedile

Rossland News

On Tuesday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Rossland fire department received a distress call regarding a house fire near the Paterson border.

Crews responded immediately and arrived on scene within 15 minutes. The house was located at 755 Highway 22, about a five-minute drive from the Paterson border.

The log house is in rough shape. The entire roof was burned away along with what seemed to be most of the inside and outer walls. The extent of the damage as of now isn’t fully known.

Dispatcher for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, Sherry Dixon said, “The structure was fully venting upon arrival, so the whole roof was fully engulfed. Thirty-three firefighters were on scene and the matter is currently under investigation by Regional Fire Rescue.”

The 33 fighters came from all over the area to lend a helping hand.

Rossland sent 14 and Warfield dispatched seven, while eight came from Trail and four ventured out from  Montrose.

The blaze and situation was fully under control by midnight.



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