Update: No injuries as fire consumes Southside home

A home in the 300-block of Moss Street in the Southside neighbourhood has been destroyed in a fire on the afternoon of Sept. 9.

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A fire engulfs a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

Update: Fundraising drive for victims of fire

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Update: No injuries in Moss Street fire

A fire engulfs a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services says there were no injuries to occupants or responders at a fire that consumed a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on the late afternoon of Sept. 9, 2021.

Chief Steven DeRousie said four people occupied the rental home in the 300-block of Moss Street, but two were out of town at the time. A third was not home, so only one person was there when the fire started.

A fire engulfs a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

The occupant escaped without injuries, but was forced to flee quickly. No pets were injured.

DeRousie said that the initial investigation was pointing towards improperly discarded smoking material causing a fire outside at the back of the home, possibly in a garbage can.

The fire, which neighbourhood witnesses said spread very fast, had fully involved the home when firefighters arrived. The older home consisted of a trailer with a roof and other additions added on.

There was not really any damage to adjacent homes, DeRousie said. One neighbouring home had exposed Tyvek wrap that was somewhat affected by the heat from the fire.

A total of 16 firefighters and three pieces of firefighting equipment responded to the incident.

Original story: Fire spreads quickly, burning Southside home

A fire has destroyed a house in Revelstoke’s Southside neighbourhood on the late afternoon of September 9.

A fire engulfs a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

The home, located in the 300-block of Moss Street in Southside, was engulfed with flames throughout as firefighters worked on the flames.

A fire engulfs a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

The home looks to be a total loss. The roof at the back of the home partially collapsed to the side. Through the windows, flames could be seen throughout the interior home.

A fire engulfs a home in the 300-block of Moss Street on Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

Sirens could be heard before 6 p.m. A neighbour said the fire spread very quickly.

When we left the scene, it appeared the fire had been brought under control. A shed behind the home had some fire damage, but it didn’t appear the fire directly damaged nearby homes.