Fire on Simpson Street

Fire fighters battled an afternoon fire on Simpson Street on Friday. Photo courtesy of Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services responded to a 911 call about an house fire in the 400 block of Simpson Street on Friday afternoon.

“Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, located in the rear of the residence”, Fire Chief Rob Girard said in a statement.  “The fire was located in the basement, main floor and extended into the attic space and our crews did a great job in actioning the fire.”

He said that firefighters initially feared that one of the occupants was still inside the building, but that person was accounted for shortly afterwards.

“Firefighters extinguished and overhauled the fire in just under an hour and a half, with no injuries to fire personnel,” Girard said.

He said the three occupants were quickly assisted by an Emergency Social volunteer who helped them find temporary shelter.

“I cannot stress enough how appreciative we are to have ESS volunteers available within our community to come to the aid of individuals in these types of circumstances,” Girard said.

The fire is under investigation.