Evansburg RCMP investigate multi-family dwelling residential fire; “adult female and a teen were unable to leave one of the duplexes before it became engulfed”

Evansburg, Alberta – On Jan. 26, 2021, shortly after 3 a.m., an Evansburg RCMP officer was patrolling in Evansburg and noticed a multi-family residential duplex on fire in the area of 49 street and 52 avenue.

The Evansburg RCMP officer attended to assist and notified the Yellowhead County Fire Department who attended. The Evansburg RCMP officer evacuated two elderly occupants; however, it is believed two remaining residents of one half of the duplex, an adult female and a teen, were unable to leave one of the duplexes before it became engulfed.

Fatal Fire
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The fire was eventually extinguished at approximately 9 a.m. and Evansburg RCMP, along with RCMP Forensic Identification Services and an investigator for the Alberta Office of the Fire Commission were on scene conducting an investigation.

A search of the structure continued throughout the day and will resume tomorrow.

No further information is available at this time.

Evansburg RCMP

Western Alberta District RCMP

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