Scotch Creek Home Destroyed In Tuesday Afternoon Fire

A home in the Shuswap's Scotch Creek area was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene around 3PM.

CSRD Team Leader Derek Sutherland has further details, saying "By the time crews arrived the structure was fully involved. Crews were quite worried about the extention of the fire into neighbouring homes and surrounding Crown land."

Crews did manage to keep the flames from spreading.

Sutherland notes that the residents of the home were able to escape without injury, saying "There were people home at the time, and the cause is still to be determined."

Emergency Social Services is now assisting the affected residents.