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Investigation continues at Kamloops house fire

Police were still investigating the Thursday morning house fire this weekend, where a forensic investigator was seen heading inside the Kamloops home on April 9, 2023.

Kamloops RCMP continued its investigation over the Easter weekend as they gathered more evidence from a house fire.

An officer and security guard were at the scene on Sunday morning, April 9, as what appeared to be a forensic team investigated the home.

A B.C. RCMP spokesperson did not provide an update, but said crews remained on scene throughout the weekend because of a "resourcing issue" in getting into the house before the weekend.

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The fire broke out in the downtown home early Thursday morning, April 6, which police first noticed while dealing with an unrelated matter down the road.

They knocked on the doors and windows to alert anyone inside, but no one responded. Kamloops Fire Rescue extinguished the blaze and confirmed no one was inside, according to a news release.

“Right now, it’s too early in the investigation to make any assumptions into the cause of the fire, including if it’s suspicious,” Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release last week.

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Only the west side of the home was burned and at least one window is now boarded up. The extent of the damage inside the home isn't clear.

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