Submitted by Regional District of East Kootenay

Members of the Windermere Fire Department, with assistance from both the Invermere and Panorama fire departments, responded to a residential house fire in Lakeview Meadows in Windermere the morning of Saturday, November 22nd.

Approximately 25 firefighters arrived on scene and spent five hours fighting the fire.

This was a deep-seated structure fire, so although the home was not fully engulfed in flames, there was substantial damage, explains Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service Fire Chief, Jim Miller.

There was no one home when the fire broke out and there were no injuries.

The crew did a great job containing the fire and preventing it from spreading to nearby residences, adds Miller. Firefighters remained on the scene throughout the day, mopping up and dealing with hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.IMG_1427