Fire delivers extensive damage to Schubert Drive townhouse

No one was injured but three people and four pets have been displaced by a fire that sparked in their North Kamloops home.

Kamloops Fire Rescue rushed to the 900-block of Schubert Drive to douse the flames just before 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Platoon Capt. Mike Haines said the fire was contained to the basement of the townhouse. One person was home at the time of the fire, escaping without injury.

Describing the damage as extensive, Haines said the three residents of the unit cannot return.

“The fire was in the basement so there’s smoke damage throughout the house,” Haines said.

Fire investigators are currently on scene, but no cause has been determined yet, Haines said.

It’s unclear at this time if the fire is considered suspicious.

In total 14 firefighters responded to the fire.

Haines said the neighbouring units were untouched by the fire.

“We pressurized the adjacent units using fans to kept the smoke out of there,” Haines said. “The unit on the right was empty, the unit on the left was occupied but they will be going back inside tonight.”

The three displaced residents will have access to 72 hours of emergency support services, Haines said.

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