Three homes destroyed in late night fire

Hemlock Valley loses three houses to flames, no injuries

  • Nov. 14, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Three homes were destroyed by fire at Hemlock Valley Ski Resort on Nov. 6.

The fire broke out in one home at about 11 p.m. that evening, and quickly spread to two neighbouring homes.

Three fire departments, the Agassiz RCMP and the Chilliwack RCMP all attended the fire, but when they arrived the homes were found fully engulfed in flames.

The Hemlock, Agassiz and North Fraser Fire Departments all worked to keep the flames under control.

While the fire doesn’t seem to be suspicious, RCMP and the Provincial Fire Investigators are looking into the case.

There were no injuries, but many homes were evacuated for public safety concerns due to the fire. One of the residents who lost their home was left with nothing, and the community of Hemlock Valley has been raising money to help her get back on her feet.

RCMP are asking that all residents in the area check their homes over.

“We would like to encourage home owners of Hemlock Valley Resort to check on their residences to ensure that they are secure,” says Corporal Dwayne Farlin.

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