RCMP say two people are “unaccounted for” after a house fire in the North Westside Road area of Vernon.
“On May 21st, 2018, 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 Rd. The fire was extinguished, however the structure was destroyed,” says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett.
Brett says the RCMP General Investigative Section is working with the North Westside Fire Rescue to determine the cause of the fire.
“The two known occupants of the home are un-accounted for at this time, however the investigation is in it’s early stages” says Brett. “Investigators are on scene and awaiting for the house to be considered safe for entry to begin their investigation.”
Area residents can expect police on scene for a number of days.
Further information will be released once available.