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This article was published 23/10/2019 (344 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A fire has destroyed a home in Oak Lake near the marina despite two days of firefighters’ efforts to snuff the blaze.
The fire started on Monday and was thought put out but reignited on Tuesday, according to representatives at the office for the RM of Sifton.
Taking lead was the Oak Lake-Sifton Fire Department with assistance from the Wallace District Fire Department out of Virden.
The Virden Empire-Advance spoke with local fire chief David Houston, who said that his crew used a thermal camera to check for hot spots before leaving.
However, 12 hours later the Empire-Advance reports that another 911 call came in to report smoke once again rising from the structure.
Houston told the Virden paper that he believes the fire started in a service room on the main floor before spreading into the walls.
By the time a Sun photographer arrived on scene, the building had been reduced to rubble and an adjacent trailer had caught fire.
The Sun reached out to the Oak Lake-Sifton Fire Department multiple times for comment on Tuesday morning and afternoon, but were told by officials at the Sifton municipal office that everyone was still on site fighting the fire.
Additionally, the Sun reached out to the Office of the Fire Commissioner to see if the cause of the fire had been determined but did not receive an answer by press time.
However, the Empire-Advance reported that the Office had not yet determined the cause but did not believe it was arson.
» The Brandon Sun
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