Doherty says one person inside a neighbouring home that was damaged from the spreading fire got out to safety. Emergency services helped find shelter for all five people.
Police are still at the scene of a house fire on Leed Rd. in #CampbellRiver last night. 4 people barely escaped from the main fire and 1 person got out of a second house that also caught fire. Cause undetermined at this time. More @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/OqIuPMYjE8— Dean Stoltz (@deanstoltzchek) April 3, 2019
Doherty says the fire appears to have started in the garage or carport area of the home that was consumed by flames. Twenty-five firefighters responded with two engine units, two ladder trucks and a rescue unit. B.C. Ambulance and Campbell River RCMP also attended. Doherty says there was lots of smoke in the area and some neighbours were assessed and homes ventilated to try and remove the smell. The investigation continues and a GoFundMe has been set up for one of the families affected.
CR Firefighters arrive on scene to fully involved house fire spreading to neighbor's home and threatening two other properties. pic.twitter.com/ODJ56RHGQb— Campbell River Fire (@RiverCityFire) April 3, 2019