A woman has been airlifted to Vancouver after she was pulled from a burning building at Bear Lake Tuesday.
Police report that at approximately 10:45 p.m., the North District RCMP Operational Command Centre received a 911 call reporting a fire at an abandoned residence on Panda Street in Bear Lake.
The Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Prince George RCMP were dispatched to attend the fire. The fire department extinguished the fire.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on August 26, another 911 call was received reporting a fire at a second house immediately next to the original fire.
Once again, Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Prince George RCMP were dispatched to attend the fire. Upon arrival, it was discovered that bystanders had pulled a woman out of the fire.
The BC Ambulance Service attended to the woman and subsequently she was airlifted to Vancouver for medical treatment.
There were no other occupants in the house at the time of the fire.
Fire investigators from the BC Fire Commissioner’s Office and the RCMP were on scene Wednesday.
The investigation is expected to last several days.
The name of the victim is being withheld at this time.