The Lytton RCMP assisted by the “E” Division Major Crimes Unit continue to assist the BC Coroner Services and the Office of the BC Fire Commissioner with the investigation into the fatal motorhome fire which occurred near Lytton BC, Wednesday night.
“Based on their findings at this time, police and fire investigators examining the scene have determined that the fire is not suspicious in nature”.stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.
With information received from the couple involved and from those who assisted at the time, we do know that the pair, who are in their mid-fifties, were alseep at the rear of the motorhome and were awoken by the motorhome’s smoke detectors and their two dogs.
The fire was restricted to the front of the motorhome and the couple were able to reach the two children who were alseep in the front right side pull out of the motorhome. They carried the children to the back of the motorhome at which time the gentleman instructed his partner to push each child out the rear side window once he had climbed out. Once the two children were out, the woman did collapse inside and had to be rescued by two other individuals (employees of the grandfather) who were also camped nearby. The employees, a man and a woman, smashed the window of the motorhome door and entered and rescued the grandmother.
The Lytton RCMP continues to assist the BC Coroners Services with their investigation into the cause of death of the two children. The families involved have requested that the media and public respect their wishes for privacy. Names of the deceased nor those of the injured couple have been released by the investigating agencies at this time.