Cause of Popkum house fire unknown

The cause of a fire that destroyed half a single-family home in Popkum Monday is unknown.

  • Feb. 7, 2011 5:00 p.m.
Firefighters were on scene at a fully involved house fire in Popkum on Monday afternoon where crews from Chilliwack also attended. The fire was at a house directly across the street from the Popkum fire hall.

Firefighters were on scene at a fully involved house fire in Popkum on Monday afternoon where crews from Chilliwack also attended. The fire was at a house directly across the street from the Popkum fire hall.

The cause of a fire that destroyed half a single-family home in Popkum Monday is unknown.

The garage of a single-family home on Popkum Road North was “fully involved” when firefighters from Popkum and Agassiz arrived at about 2:30 p.m.

The flames were rapidly spreading to the rest of the home, but firefighters were able to knock it down and save about 50 per cent of the structure.

The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

An investigation to determine the cause of the fire continues.