By Steve Hubrecht

An Edgewater resident was sent to hospital after sustaining burns in a trailer fire last weekend.

The Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue department received multiple calls for help around 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, after a mobile home along Highway 95 at Edgewater caught fire.

“One person was in the home at the time of the fire and sustained burns. They have been transported via BC Ambulance to hospital for further assessment and treatment,” said Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue chief, Drew Sinclair, in a press release.

In all, 12 firefighters — seven from the Edgewater fire department and five from the Radium fire department — battled the blaze, and Sinclair praised their quick efforts for preventing the fire from spreading to any other buildings, although he added that the trailer was completely destroyed.

“The firefighters did an excellent job of keeping the fire contained to the one unit and quickly knocking down the flames, however, the home is a total loss,” said Sinclair. 

Officials are investigating the fire, but do not consider it to be suspicious in nature. 

“The Edgewater Fire Department would like to thank the neighbours for their assistance with the individual who was injured, along with the emergency responders from BC Ambulance and the RCMP,” said Sinclair.