Fire destroyed a home in Osoyoos on Sunday, Nov. 30.
Emergency personnel were called to the house on 87th Street near Osoyoos Lake around 9 p.m. after a cooking fire spread to nearby kitchen cupboards and took off from there, according Chief Rick Jones of the Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department.
He said two people and a dog who were inside the older, single-storey home escaped safely, but the structure, which had wood siding and sawdust insulation, couldn’t be saved.
“It was burning pretty fast,” said Jones. “There’s nothing but a foundation left.”
Osoyoos RCMP issued a statement Monday on behalf of the homeowners asking for privacy.