Fire severely damages Sunshine Valley home

Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department, with help from Blackpool, quickly knocked the fire back

A Clearwater firefighter sprays water onto a housefire in the Sunshine Valley area of Clearwater on Friday afternoon

A fire on Friday afternoon, Oct. 18, severely damaged a home in Sunshine Valley.

The owner was in the backyard at the time and no one was injured. Cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department, with help from Blackpool under a mutual aid agreement, quickly knocked the fire back. However, there was extensive flame, smoke and water damage to the building.

According to Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department spokesperson Chance Breckenridge, the initial call-out came in around 2:20 p.m. There were seven CVFD members, three Blackpool members, two RCMP on the scene, plus BC ambulance, Emergency Social Services and BC Hydro.

“Hydro showed up quite quickly, which helped,” the fire department spokesperson said.

Clearwater’s fire department was back at the hall by 6 p.m.

Breckenridge noted that this is the time of year that people start using their wood stoves and fireplaces.


“It would be wise for people to have the pipes cleaned as well as their stove boxes,” he said. “That way they know they are starting the season off clean and clear.”



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