The Nelson RCMP, B.C. Coroners Service the Blewett, Beasley and Nelson Fire Departments are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed a life early Sunday morning.
At approximately 4:00 AM a fire was reported in the 3000 block of Fofonow Rd, Blewett. The three fire departments attended to discover the house fully engulfed. They eventually managed to bring the fire under control but not until the house was completely destroyed.
An examination of the scene discovered an individual who had perished in the fire. A positive identification of the person has not yet been established with an autopsy to be conducted in the near future.
No cause of the fire has been determined as yet.
Investigators from the RCMP, Nelson Fire Department and BC Coroners Service are continuing to sift through the rubble at this time in an attempt to determine it’s cause.