Youbou home destroyed by fire

One woman is safe following a house fire in Youbou yesterday although the home itself has been destroyed.

One woman is safe following a house fire in Youbou yesterday although the home itself has been destroyed.

On Dec. 6 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Youbou Volunteer Fire and Rescue was called to a lakefront residence on Lake Boulevard in Youbou. The structure was engulfed in flames.

The single occupant escaped the blaze without injury.

Lake Cowichan RCMP was also called to the scene.

“The house itself was completely on fire from the water side, so fire [services] was there for quite some time to put it out,” said RCMP Cpl. Travis Strong.

Strong said that in speaking with the homeowner and neighbours, police do not believe the fire was suspicious in nature.

“Right now we still have to do a little bit of follow-up but we understand it originated with just a wood-burning fire place,” he said. “The good thing is, it’s a close-knit neighbourhood so the neighbours are helping to take care of her… It’s just a very unfortunate thing to have happen.”

Strong said emergency social services is assisting the victim at this time.

Just Posted

Cowichan Cougars miss golden opportunity to avoid relegation

“We were hoping in the second half we could flip the script”

Crofton pleased with project result, timeline not so much

But survey raises a number of concerns

‘Anything Goes’ in Musical Society’s madcap new show

Every possible character is on board an ocean liner

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

VIDEO: It’s Hometown Hockey time in Cowichan!

See our videos and pictures by our reporters from the big event at The Stick.

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

Vancouver Islanders ponder need for tsunami siren song

Alarm sounds in Port Alberni but not at the DND base in Esquimalt

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alert prompts RCMP, privacy watchdog to probe data breach

Company spokesman: ‘Fewer than 100,000 customers were affected’

‘The tsunami alarm failed my household’: North Coast residents concerned over sirens, alerts

People living in northern communities share how they learned about Tuesday’s tsunami warning

Most Read