Structure fire in Castlegar sent two people to hospital yesterday

Two people were taken to hospital after a structure fire in Castlegar yesterday morning.

It happened in the 100 block of 9th Avenue.

The Castlegar Fire Department was able to contain the blaze quickly, and had it completely extinguished, 20 minutes after arriving.

The one occupant home at the time sustained smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital.

There were also 3 pets home at the time, one dog had to be resuscitated with a pet oxygen mask.

One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital and later released.

So far no word on the cause.

The homeowner was alerted by a working smoke alarm.