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Courtenay house fire not suspicious: RCMP

COURTENAY, B.C- A weekend house fire in Courtenay isn’t suspicious.

That’s according to the Comox Valley RCMP, who were called in to assist with the investigation.

Fire crews had been called to 2179 Morello Place just after 1:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Upon arriving on scene they witnessed flames coming from the roof of the building.

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The fire is believed to have started on the outside of the house, then spread to the roof, causing it to collapse, according to fire chief Don Bardonnex.

Two occupants were at home at the time, both were treated for minor smoke inhalation. One occupant neighboring the rear of the house had to be evacuated and also treated for minor smoke inhalation.

Police investigators have examined all of the evidence at the scene and determined that the fire was not suspicious in nature.

There is no information currently available on the cause of the blaze.

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-with files from Jon Gauthier

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