Two Kinuso homes up in smoke

Cause under investigation

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

House fires are thankfully rare in the hamlet of Kinuso. Two in one month is almost unheard of, let alone two on the same morning. But that’s what happened on Sunday, April 24.

According to district fire chief Everett Samuelson, calls about a house and a mobile home being on fire came in within 20 minutes to half an hour of each other that morning.

That would have been challenging enough for the volunteer department to handle, but there was more.
“We had a water main break,” Samuelson says. “No water in Kinuso.”

Help came by way of halls in Faust, Joussard and Slave Lake, bringing water in tank trucks. However, both structures were destroyed.

The house was located on the south side of the hamlet of Kinuso.

The mobile home was on Hwy. 2, just east of the Swan River.

Someone was living in the house; the mobile home Samuelson said he wasn’t sure.

Asked if the fires were related, Samuelson just said, “it’s under investigation.”

An April 24 house fire in Kinuso. Photograph courtesy of the Kinuso & District Volunteer Fire Department.

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