UPDATE: The Lone Butte Fire Department was able to contain a residential fire on the 6100 block of Horse Lake Rd. to the primary structure, according to Lone Butte Fire Chief Jon Grieve.
“Upon arriving on scene we had a fully involved structure and it was joined to another structure. With the efforts between 100 Mile and Lone Butte we were able to stop any encroachment onto the secondary structure but the front structure was a total loss.”
An investigation on the cause of the fire is still pending, says Grieve.
Firefighters were on scene until 6:30 p.m. with the call having come in at 2:52 p.m.
“The occupants in the secondary structure that was unharmed, there was nobody home at the time. In the structure that was on fire, the homeowner did come home to the home being on fire and attempted to put it out but was unsuccessful.”
Grieve thanks the 100 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department in utilizing the mutual aid agreement and a quick response.
ORIGINAL STORY: Lone Butte and 100 Mile fire departments have responded to reports of a residential structure fire in the 6100 block of Horse Lake Road.
“We have 100 Mile here assisting Lone Butte at this point of time and approximately 18 firefighters on scene,” said Lone Butte Fire Chief Jon Grieve.
RCMP and ambulances were also on the scene.
“I can tell you at this point of time that there were no occupants and structure was fully engulfed,” said Grieve.
Traffic on the section of Horse Lake Road, just northeast of Perrey Road is currently single-lane and alternating as the scene is cleaned up.