A structure fire was reported in Eagle Rock Mobile Home Park in Armstrong Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Contributed)

A structure fire was reported in Eagle Rock Mobile Home Park in Armstrong Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Home destroyed in North Okanagan mobile home park fire

Large structure fire broke out at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

A large fire at an Armstrong Spallumcheen mobile home park has claimed one person’s home.

The blaze broke out shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Eagle Rock Mobile Home and RV Park, on Hutley Road, across Highway 97 from Tolko.

No one was injured in the fire, which remains under investigation.

“It was gone before we got there, they go up pretty quick,” Armstrong fire chief Ian Cummings said.

And firefighters were there within a minute and a half, as they were already at the fire hall wrapping up Tuesday night fire practice.

“We did have some challenges,” Cummings said. “We had propane tanking off and some ammunition exploding.”

But crews managed to contain the blaze to the individual trailer, minimizing damage to the other nearby trailers.

Cummings said there didn’t appear to be anything suspicious about the blaze, but he isn’t ruling anything out until the investigation is complete.

Earlier Tuesday, two people were killed in an apartment fire in Penticton.

READ MORE: Penticton apartment fire claims two lives

READ MORE: B.C. records 217 more COVID-19 cases, mask use urged


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

An Armstrong fire investigator checks out the damage to a large travel trailer that was destroyed by fire that broke out in the Eagle Rock Mobile Home and RV Park the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

An Armstrong fire investigator checks out the damage to a large travel trailer that was destroyed by fire that broke out in the Eagle Rock Mobile Home and RV Park the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

An Armstrong fire investigator checks out the damage to a large travel trailer that was destroyed by fire that broke out in the Eagle Rock Mobile Home and RV Park the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)