Fatals in residential fire determined accidental

A B.C. Coroners Service report declares a fatal residential fire to have been an accident.

  • May. 16, 2012 5:00 a.m.

A B.C. Coroners Service report declares a residetnial fire that resulted in the deaths of a Sicamous man and two children to have been an accident.

Daniel Vollans, 28 and sons Devlin Vollans, 4, and Lealen Wagner, 3, were killed on the evening of Jan. 1, after a fire broke out at their Green Road residence.

A toxicology examination report by coroner Andrew Cave, states all three died of smoke inhilation. The results for Daniel also indicate a “heavy level of intoxication with alcohol and recent use of cannabis.

It is noted in the report that, due to extensive damage, the Office of the Fire Commission could not determine the fire’s cause. The commission did conclude, however, that the fire likely began in the front of the residence, a 1974 mobile home, and, “due to the type of construction of a mobile home of that era, would have developed in an extremely rapid and aggressive manner.

Daniel, Devlin and Lealen were survived by Daniel’s spouse, Kara Wagner.

 

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