Penticton firefighters were called to a house fire on Huth Avenue at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning. Mike Biden photo

UPDATE: Neighbour says security camera recorded suspicious footage before deadly fire

Firefighters were called to 221 Huth Ave. around 3 a.m. on Feb. 10

UPDATE: 6:00 p.m.

Neighbours to the site of the 3 a.m. fire that claimed a man’s life on Feb. 10 say they saw two people walk by before the fire started.

Darryl Jones, who lives across the street and a house over, said his security camera recorded the suspicious footage.

Jones said he handed the past 36 hours of security footage over to the RCMP for further investigation and reviewed the moments leading up to the fire himself.

Jones and his wife Debbie said they have reason to believe that one of two dogs also perished in the fire.

They said the man who survived the fire escaped with singed hair and some burns, along with the other dog.

RCMP are not releasing the name of the deceased at this time.

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One person has been confirmed dead in a house fire that happened in the early morning hours on Sunday.

“This incident is considered suspicious and our investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477,” said Const. James Grandy.

Related: Freezing temperatures complicate response to destructive blaze in Penticton

Firefighters were called to 221 Huth Ave. around 3 a.m. on Feb. 10 where the residence was fully engulfed. Grandy said once the flames were extinguished, fire crews located one individual deceased inside.

RCMP are not releasing the name of the deceased at this time.

Investigators remain on the scene.

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