A house northeast of Sylvan Lake was completely destroyed by fire last Thursday afternoon. Cause of the blaze was not known at press time, according to Fred Millar, Lacombe Regional Fire Service Coordinator. He declined to estimate the value of the loss.
The house, built in 1978, was located just inside the south end of Lacombe County on Range Road 28-4 just north of Township Road 39-2.
Sylvan Lake and Red Deer County firefighters initially responded to the blaze which was called in after the homeowner returned to find the building filled with smoke. By the time the first trucks arrived flames were shooting high into the air through several windows. Subsequently tankers were called from Red Deer City, Lacombe County, the City of Lacombe, and Blackfalds to ferry water from a hydrant in Sylvan Lake. Firefighters were on the scene from about four hours following the 1:40 alarm.
Sylvan Lake firefighters again responded to the same location Saturday night to douse hot spots that had flared up.
(A picture of the fire was posted to the News’ Facebook page shortly after it happened. Check it out.)