CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) — A 74-year-old man who was sent to hospital in critical condition after a fire broke out at a busy campsite near Cultus Lake early Wednesday morning has died.
The BC Coroner’s Service says it is investigating, but is not providing further details at this point.
#UPDATE: A man taken to hospital with serious burns after an RV fire at a Cultus Lake campsite earlier this week has died of his injuries.
The BC Coroners Service confirms it's investigation is in the early stages. RCMP believe an air conditioning unit was to blame @NEWS1130
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Chilliwack RCMP say the fire began inside an RV at Sunnyside Campground shortly after midnight. The RV was quickly engulfed in flames and first responders rushed to the scene. The fire is believed to have spread to a nearby car. It’s unclear how the man was injured
Dozens of people were forced to leave the campsite with only a few minutes notice in the middle of the night.
The RCMP says the cause of the fire is not suspicious and is believed to have started in an air conditioning unit.
With files from Claire Fenton, Dean Recksiedler, and Bailey Nicholson