Abandoned log home catches fire in Hope

Firefighters battle blaze on Silver Skagit Road Christmas Eve

An abandoned two-story log home burst into flames on Silver Skagit Road at about 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The structure was fully involved when two fire engines and a water tender responded to the scene with eight firefighters.

“We focused our initial attention on the nearby buildings,” said fire chief Tom DeSorcy.

“A nearby hydro pole became involved but we were able to cool down the main fire. The pole remained intact with fire damage. Other than that we were able to contain the fire to the building of origin.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, however DeSorcy said it will likely remain undetermined.

This is the second incident on the property in the past few months. DeSorcy said he won’t rule out seeking cost recovery from the owner in this and/or future incidents.