The residence destroyed by fire in West Quesnel was standing on charred ground.
A home was “completely destroyed” at the same address in 1984.
“The house was occupied by Ramtirath Singh Duhra. Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ray Beaulieu says the occupant of the house ‘narrowly escaped’ the blaze,” an article from the Thursday, Jan. 18, 1984 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer reads.
A photo published in the same edition shows the charred remains of the home, alongside a burned children’s tricycle.
Quesnel Observer records from 1908 until present are available digitally on the Quesnel Museum’s website.
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