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UPDATED: Home destroyed in Big Eddy blaze

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services was called to a structure fire in the Big Eddy early Thursday morning.

Assistant Fire Chief Roger Echlin said the fire department was called out to a fire on the 1800 block of Illnisky Road shortly after 2 a.m. on July 10.

Twenty-three firefighters, two fire engines, the water tended, aerial truck and command vehicles responded to fight the blaze. They took two hours to bring the fire under control.

The building experienced significant damage and appears to be a total loss, said Echlin.

Two people lived at the home, however only one was at home when the fire took place, and he escaped without injury. Emergency Social Services offered them assistance, but both occupants are now staying with family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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