Photo: @Chief Derby/Instagram

Photo: @Chief Derby/Instagram

Department investigating cause of Fruitvale house fire

Home occupants escaped physically unscathed, no injuries reported.

Twenty two regional firefighters responded to a house fire in Fruitvale on Sunday, just before 4 p.m.

The fire was contained to the attic, Captain Ryan Smyth said.

All occupants were able to make it out physically unscathed.

No injuries were reported.

The cause is under investigation by regional fire rescue.


Commuters heading to Highway 3B east of Fruitvale are being given the heads up that traffic is congested along the roadway with emergency vehicles.

Fire Chief Dan Derby, of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, reported on social media shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 30) that crews are attending to a structure fire in that vicinity.

There are no injuries reported and firefighters from Fruitvale, Montrose and Trail are carrying out an overhaul.

The Trail Times will update this story on Monday.

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