Fatal House Fire Update
The Vernon North Okanagan General Investigative Section and the BC Coroners Service continue their investigation into a residential fire on Northernview Drive near Vernon.
On May 21st at approximately 4:15 am the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to assist the North Westside Fire Rescue with a fully engulfed home located in the 300 block of Northernview Drive. The fire was extinguished, however the structure was destroyed and its two people were un-accounted for at the time.
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP GIS unit was on scene for numerous days while they conducted their investigation, which is still on-going, however scene examination has now been completed and two individuals have been confirmed to have perished in the fire.
“The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing at this time” Says Cst. Kelly Brett. “The Vernon North Okanagan GIS unit will continue to work alongside the BC Coroner’s Service on identifying the two deceased individuals”.
Anyone with any information in regards to the fire is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.