House burns down in the Blaeberry

On Jan. 16 at approximately 5 p.m. the Golden/Field RCMP responded to a house fire in the Blaeberry area.

On Jan. 16 at approximately 5 p.m. the Golden/Field RCMP responded to a house fire  in the Blaeberry area.

When the RCMP arrived on the scene they found the house was already completely engulfed in flames.

The location of the home is in an area where there is no fire protection services so there were no fire departments were on the scene.

“Unfortunately it burned to the ground,” said Golden/Field RCMP Sgt. Troy Durand.

Durand explained that after the investigation into the cause of the fire, it was determined that it began in the chimney of the structure.

The family of five, which included three children, was not injured in the house fire. They were moved into a local hotel after the structure burned down.

Even though the building, which was described as a cabin on stilts, burned to the ground there was no other damage to anything else on the property or any other houses in the area.

The news of the fire led to a social media campaign to help the family. According to information on the site, a great deal of things have been donated by local people to help the family out.