Firefighters respond to a house fire near the Scouts Hall on Auto Road about 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5.

Firefighters respond to a house fire near the Scouts Hall on Auto Road about 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5.

Salmon Arm home suffers smoke, water damage

Emergency personnel were called to a house fire near the Scouts Hall on Auto Road Sunday afternoon.

A log home in Salmon Arm sustained smoke and water damage Sunday afternoon from what might have been a chimney fire.

Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley said Monday that other causes have not been ruled out, however, as fire officials investigate the cause.

“One possibility is it was caused by a chimney fire, but that’s only one possibility.”

Firefighters were called to the home in the 800 block of 26th Street SE, just off Auto Road and near the Scouts Hall, about 4 p.m. on April 5.

“When crews arrived they saw flame and smoke showing,” Shirley said. “It was quickly knocked down.”

Then came the overhaul stage where crews were making sure there was no fire in the attic space.

Residents were in the home at the time of the fire but no one was injured.

Shirley said they were put in the hands of Emergency Social Services due to the damage the home sustained.

He believes the owners have insurance.

More information is expected shortly as firefighters continue their investigation Tuesday.

Salmon Arm Observer