The cause of a fire that gutted a house in Rayleigh and left a family of four homeless has been ruled undetermined by Kamloops Fire Rescue.
The fire began in the top floor master bedroom of the home, but substantial damage has made the house structurally unsound, leaving fire investigators unable to determine an exact cause.
“The floor is all burnt out and the roof’s partially collapsed in a lot of places. It’s not safe,” fire investigator Kevin Cassidy said.
The fire department does not believe the fire to have started under suspicious circumstances.
On Monday morning, firefighters responded to find the house on Sabiston Court fully engulfed in flames. A woman was the lone person in the house at the time and escaped the blaze without injury. The woman, her husband and two children have been displaced by the fire.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by a neighbour to raise money to help the family. The endeavour has raised more than $4,000 of its $10,000 goal as of Wednesday evening.
“They have lost everything, all they have are the clothes on their backs,” states the fundraiser page.
To donate to the family, go online to https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-richardsonmacdonald-family.