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Update: Trail house fire under investigation

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue responded early Monday

An East Trail rental home remains cordoned off and a tenant is displaced after a fire broke out early Monday.

The cause of the blaze in the four-plex structure, which housed one person, remains under investigation by the Trail police.

“The RCMP have security on the building,” confirmed Kootenay Boundary Fire Chief Dan Derby Tuesday afternoon. “When they are done their portion of the investigation, they will release the building to the (property) owner.”

To recap, a crew of 13 firefighters were called to the 4th Avenue residence shortly after 2:30 a.m., May 20.

“The first arriving engine with three firefighters were met with multiple fires in a four-plex,” Captain Greg Ferraby reported in a Monday news brief. “The duty crew was able to contain the fire until more crews arrived.”

Four members from Station 372 Warfield and nine firefighters from Station 374 Trail had the fire under control by 3:15 a.m.

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