Mobile home destroyed by fire in Lake Cowichan

Mobile homes destroyed by fire late Wednesday evening, July 18

Fire engulfs trailer and spread to a second late last night.

Fire engulfs trailer and spread to a second late last night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, July 18, a fire broke out in a mobile home at Lake Cowichan Mobile Home Park on Meades Creek Road.

The fire originated in number 27, where there were no occupants home, and residents of the park claim that the man living there had been evicted. The power had also been cut to the home.

The fire quickly spread to number 26. The occupants of that residence were home, one was sleeping at the time.

“There were two occupants of this residence (number 26) that went to the hospital for smoke inhalation,” said Corp. Larry Olson. “They were released the same night.”

“The cause of the fire we don’t know yet,” added Olson. “It’s still under investigation.”

An RCMP investigator is expected to arrive on the scene today, and Fire Chief Doug Knott says he will be on hand in case the investigator has any questions.

No arrests have been made as of yet, and officers are hoping to talk to the occupants of both homes, but they have not been able to reach them.