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Fire burns rear of house in Lumby

Click to play video: 'Lumby Fire Department is trying to determine what caused a house to go up in flames Wednesday morning' Lumby Fire Department is trying to determine what caused a house to go up in flames Wednesday morning
Lumby Fire Department is trying to determine what caused a house to go up in flames Wednesday morning – Jul 18, 2018

Twenty firefighters were called in to battle a house fire in Lumby on Wednesday morning.

The house is located on the 2200 block of Shuswap Avenue. The Lumby Fire Department said it’s too early to tell what caused the fire.

 

The rear of home was seriously damaged by the fire. Klaudia Van Emmerik / Global News

 

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A father and son live at the house, but they were not home at the time of the fire. The rear of the home appears gutted.

 

A close-up of the fire damage. Klaudia Van Emmerik / Global News

 

The fire department added that extra resources had to be called in from nearby Lavington.

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