February 15, 2022

‘Incredibly tragic’: 1 person dead in Vernon, B.C. house fire – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

A person died in a house fire in Vernon, B.C., on Tuesday evening, RCMP said in a release.

On Oct. 19, shortly after 11:45 p.m., police received a request for assistance from Vernon Fire Rescue Services to attend a house fire in the 6900-block of Okanagan Landing Road.

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Fire crews located and removed the occupant of the residence but efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful and they were pronounced deceased at the scene, police said.


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The outcome of this incident is incredibly tragic, said Const. Chris Terleski.

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We extend our sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased during this incredibly difficult time. Our thoughts are also with our first responder family and others impacted by this tragedy.


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The cause of the fire, which remains undetermined, is not believed to be criminal in nature.

Police said no further information, nor the identity of the victim, will be released.




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