Authorities are now focused on what caused the fire that destroyed a Jaffray home now that the flames have cooled.
The Elk Valley and South Country Rural Fire Service says the blaze broke out just before 11 PM Wednesday night.
Crews arrived to find the house fully engulfed and it took 19 fire fighters from three different departments right through the night to put out the flames.
“It was a very big fire,” Fire Chief Dave Boreen explains while admitting they still don’t know how the fire started. “At this time, it doesn’t look like it’s suspicious.”
The fire chief says they had took an initial Thursday after the flames were completely extinguished.
“[The cause] is undetermined right now. There’s a fire investigator coming in for the insurance company [Friday], and he’s going to do a more in-depth investigation. We had the gas inspector helping us out [Thursday] and having a look around.”
Boreen adds the investigation could take some time.
The home was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries.
– Elk Valley and South Country Rural Fire Chief Dave Boreen