Monday , 19 April 2021
Image credit: Austin L'Hirondelle.

Fire west of Bonnyville claims home

A fire just outside of Bonnyville has claimed a local family’s home.

Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority responded to a fire at a trailer just out of town in the Northshore Heights area Monday evening with crews from Station 5 in Bonnyville and Station 6 in La Corey at the scene.

It took roughly six hours to extinguish the fire, said fire chief Jay Melvin, and the structure is not inhabitable at the moment.

There were no injuries, however, the family’s pets did not make it out of the fire.

The fire is under investigation, but there is nothing to suggest foul play, said Melvin.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.