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Posted: February 19, 2020

Fairmont house fire under investigation

Members of the Fairmont Hot Springs and Windermere Fire Departments last night extinguished a structure fire on Wilder Loop Road in Fairmont.

Security remained in place throughout the night and no entry was permitted into the site.

A total of 13 firefighters, including eight from Fairmont and five from Windermere, battled the blaze.

“Although the home is a total loss, the crew did an exceptional job of keeping the flames isolated to the structure involved and away from the trees and neighbouring houses.  In addition, they were able to save some valuable and treasured items from the garage, the Regional District of East Kootenay reported

Members of the Fairmont Fire Department will be on scene today to begin investigating the cause of the fire.

Lead image: Fire fighters tackle the house fire on Wilder Loop Road Feb. 18. RDEK photo

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