UPDATE: Woman dies in Blackpool fire

Blaze at Mountainview Trailer Park takes the life of 61-year-old woman

Police tape bars access to a burned out trailer in Mountainview Trailer Park on Friday morning following a fire the previous evening. A 61-year-old woman died in the blaze.

A 61-year-old woman died during a fire at Mountainview Trailer Park on Thursday evening, Dec. 1.

According to Mike Savage, deputy chief of Blackpool Fire Department, the department received a report of a structure fire with entrapment at just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

The structure was fulling involved when the firefighters arrived, Savage said, with intense heat and smoke.

The fire was quickly knocked down but, unfortunately, the woman inside was deceased.

Ten volunteer firefighters from Blackpool responded plus another six or eight from Clearwater through a mutual aid pact.

No other structures or other values were damaged or lost, Savage reported.

Clearwater RCMP received a request for assistance from Blackpool Fire Department for the fire at Mountainview Trailer Court, said Sgt. Kevin Podbisky. The report indicated that a woman was trapped inside and her spouse was trying to get her out.

Blackpool Fire Department and BC Ambulance were already on scene and the trailer was already engulfed in flames upon the arrival of Clearwater RCMP.

Efforts to get the 61-year-old female out of the trailer were unsuccessful due to the rapid spread of the fire. The family dog was also in the trailer.

BC Coroner’s Office, Kamloops Identification and a fire investigator from Vernon were at the scene Friday.

The cause of the fire and the death of the woman is not being treated as suspicious, Podbisky said.

Once the scene is examined the investigation will be turned over to the Coroners Office. Clearwater Victim Services and Emergency Social Services are also actively engaged.

Police have identified the deceased as Lian Ann-Marie McDonald.


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