A house fire in Boston Bar has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman. Hope and Boston Bar RCMP were called out to the blaze in the 47000 block of Highway 1 on March 12 at about 9 p.m.
Officers arrived on scene to find the home fully engulfed in flames. Boston Bar Fire Department along with police, paramedics, and neighbours all operated the hoses until further resources arrived.
Five small dogs managed to survive the blaze and were found outside the property.
“These are really hard scenes to attend,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “It’s a very frightening thing to see and a tragic way to lose a loved one.” The fire is still under investigation, but is not considered to be suspicious.