Thursday, January 22, 2009

Early morning fire claims two lives in Terrace

A tragic fire early Wednesday morning has claimed the lives of two residents in Terrace, the blaze which broke out at around five a. m., consumed a home on the 4600 block of Tuck Avenue.

As with any fire related death, the fire commissioner's office has been called in to investigate alongside the RCMP and the coroner's office.

No cause for the fire has been released as of yet, nor have any names been released pending notification of next of kin.

The Terrace Standard had a report posted on its website today outlining the background on the tragic circumstances. CTV BC and the Terrace Daily online also had reports on the events in Terrace.

House fire claims two lives
The Terrace Standard
Published: January 21, 2009 9:00 AM
Updated: January 21, 2009 1:57 PM

AN INVESTIGATION will commence soon into a blaze that gutted a home in which two people were found deceased this morning.

Terrace fire chief Peter Weeber said firefighters will investigate in conjunction with the coroner's department, the BC Fire Commissioner's Office and Terrace RCMP, who are taking the lead on the investigation.

The investigation won't start until later today or tomorrow morning once a fire safety officer from the fire commissioner's office arrives from Prince George, he said.

Weeber called the fire commissioner's office to send the officer, who is called in as an expert when there's a fatality.

This morning, firefighters arrived to find the house in the 4600 block of Tuck Ave. fully engulfed in flames and when they entered the home, found two bodies inside.

Weeber would not comment on the age or gender of the deceased or speculate on the cause.
Terrace RCMP spokesperson Const. Cindy Nunes confirmed that there were two fatalities in the blaze that began around 5 a.m.

Officers were on site to contain the scene and would be investigating to help determine the cause of the fire, she said.

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