Officials are calling an early morning house fire in Rossland last week “electrical in nature and accidental.”
Regional Fire Chief Terry Martin, said the single family dwelling was engulfed in flames when his department responded to a call Aug. 8, just before 1 a.m.
Twenty-one firefighters were on the scene and had the fire under control in two hours.
There were no injuries to the firefighters or to the six occupants in the residence.
Five children and one adult were present in the house and managed to escape the burning building but all family possessions were lost to the blaze.
Emergency social services and the Red Cross met with the family Friday to help.