House fire that claimed 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl from Drayton Valley, Alberta, is non-suspicious in origin

Breton, Alta.— Breton RCMP have received a report from the fire investigator indicating the residential fire that occurred on June 2, 2021, is non-suspicious in origin.

No further updates are anticipated.

BACKGROUND

Breton, Alberta — On June 2, 2021, at approximately 11 a.m., the RCMP Central Alberta District (CAD) Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were conducting an unrelated investigation in the area of Buck Lake when the investigation led to a residence where there was a house fire in the area of Township 465 and Range Road 630.

RCMP officers notified Fire services and upon gaining entry to the yard and residence, were told that there were two children trapped inside. RCMP officers attempted to rescue the children; however, due to the extent of the fire re-entry to the residence was not possible.

Breton and Thorsby RCMP attended the scene along with multiple volunteer Fire Services who worked to extinguish the fire.

Drayton Valley house fire claims 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl
Drayton Valley house fire claims 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl

A search of the structure once the fire was extinguished resulted in locating the two missing children, a 1-year-old male and 4-year-old female—both from Drayton Valley, Alta.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Alberta RCMP General Investigation Section from Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch, RCMP Forensic Identification Section, along with a Fire Investigator attended the scene to assist with this investigation.

The RCMP continue to wait for an official report from the fire investigator from the Alberta Office of the Fire Commission.

Breton RCMP’s investigation into this fatal fire continues.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.

Breton RCMP

Alberta RCMP



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