Fire on Rural Farm Sends Two to Hospital

On May 14th, just before 11am, front line Members of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a call for assistance in regards to a fire that broke out on a local farm, situated in the 4700 block of McLeery Road, Spallumcheen. Officers attended, along with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department and found a shed on the property engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished, however not before two employees of the farm received moderate burns to their bodies.

Two employees of the farm sustained injuries as a result of the fire and were transported to the nearest medical facility, with one being airlifted out by the BC Ambulance Service, states Cst. Kelly Brett. Fire investigators remain on scene, however there is no indication that the fire is suspicious at this time and may have been caused by a propane powered pressure washer being used by farm staff, shortly before the fire broke out.

No animals were injured as a result of the fire.