Person missing after house fire near Burns Lake

A person is missing after a house fire took place in the morning hours of Oct. 15, 2015, approximately 15 km east of Burns Lake.

A person is missing after a house fire took place in the morning hours of Oct. 15, 2015, approximately 15 km east of Burns Lake.

Burns Lake firefighter Charlie Sherwood was passing by the area at approximately 8 a.m. when he noticed the smoke. He immediately contacted the Burns Lake Fire Department, and one vehicle with six firefighters was sent to the scene shortly after.

According to Burns Lake fire chief Jim McBride, the house was completely destroyed. McBride said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

As of 11 a.m., Oct. 16, the resident of  Dorothy Frontage Road was still missing.