One person has reportedly died in a mobile trailer fire that broke out early January in Hope.
Both Hope Fire Department and Hope RCMP have confirmed that on Jan. 9, early in the morning, they responded to a report of a fire on Laidlaw Road, near Lorenzetti Acres Ltd (better known as the Klop family farm). Nine firefighters arrived to the scene. They later discovered human remains at the scene.
“The occupant was reported to be at home earlier that evening,” said Fire Chief Thomas Cameron via email. “It is unknown if smoke alarms were present and operating at the time of the fire.”
A source, who wishes to remain anonymous, confirmed with the Standard that the deceased was a man who was well known to the Laidlaw community.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the RCMP have turned the investigation over to the BC Coroner’s Service.
The Standard has reached out to the BC Coroners Office.