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Man dies following RV fire at Cultus Lake

Last Updated Jul 16, 2021 at 3:27 pm PDT

An RV fire near Cultus Lake on July 14, 2021 sent a man to the hospital. (Photo courtesy: Anna Blefare)
Summary

A 74-year-old man who was sent to hospital after a fire broke out at a campsite near Cultus Lake has died

The fire began inside the RV shortly after midnight on July 14

RCMP believe the fire started in an air conditioning unit

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.

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