Two children perish in Lytton motor home fire

Grandfather removed brother and sister from fiery scene

Two young children have died after a fire consumed their grandparents’ motor home Wednesday night.

The brother and sister were sleeping when the fire broke out shortly before midnight, where the family was camping at a decommissioned airstrip just north of Lytton.

The children’s grandparents were camping at the airstrip as part of a road work crew that was set up in the area. Several people saw the fire and rushed to help, and the grandfather was able to remove the children from the fire. However, the boy, age 4, and girl, 5, died in a Kamloops hospital.

BC Ambulance crews from Lytton, Lillooet and Boston Bar all responded to the scene, along with the Lytton RCMP and the Lytton Fire Department.

The grandfather helped his wife out of the motor home after removing the children. Both adults were still in hospital care at press.

RCMP said the two family dogs, who perished in the fire, may have alerted the family to the situation. The scene is being investigated, including the 2006, 35 ft. motor home, to determine the cause of the fire.

The children’s parents live in the Vancouver area and Armstrong, RCMP said. While the family has been notified, no names have been released.

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