Cause of mobile home fire in Kamloops not known

One person was taken to hospital for treatment

No cause could be determined for a fire that started in the hedges between two homes in a North Kamloops trailer park on Friday night, sending an elderly resident to hospital.

The fire spread from cedar trees to a mobile home, the exterior of which appeared to have sustained the most damage.

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A point of origin was found, but there wasn’t any piece of evidence to point to a cause, Kamloops Fire Rescue fire investigator Lyle Weninger told KTW.

He said there’s no reason to suspect the fire was suspiciously set given the lack of evidence.

“You can’t really speculate, but obviously it was something that had a spark and heat,” Weninger said.

Firefighters were called to the mobile home fire in Foothills Estates in Brocklehurst, near Singh Street and Ord Road, at about 8 p.m. and the fire was knocked down within an hour.

A firefighter at the scene confirmed one woman was taken to hospital with burn injuries. Calls to Interior Health regarding the woman’s condition have not been returned to KTW.

Residents at the scene said the woman taken to hospital lived next door to the property that caught fire and may have been trying to put it out.

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