Osoyoos home destroyed by fire

Emergency personnel were called to the house on 87th Street near Osoyoos Lake around 9 p.m. after a cooking fire spread.

Fire destroyed a home in Osoyoos on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Emergency personnel were called to the house on 87th Street near Osoyoos Lake around 9 p.m. after a cooking fire spread to nearby kitchen cupboards and took off from there, according Chief Rick Jones of the Osoyoos Volunteer Fire Department.

He said two people and a dog who were inside the older, single-storey home escaped safely, but the structure, which had wood siding and sawdust insulation, couldn’t be saved.

“It was burning pretty fast,” said Jones. “There’s nothing but a foundation left.”

Osoyoos RCMP issued a statement Monday on behalf of the homeowners asking for privacy.