Two children lost their lives in a tragic motorhome fire in Lytton, B.C. on Oct. 12.

According to official RCMP reports, two children, aged four and five were camping out with their grandparents in their motorhome at a decommissioned air strip off of HWY 1 about 2 km north of Lytton, when a fire unexpectedly broke out in the front of the RV at 11:50 p.m..

The grandparents were sleeping in the back of the RV and the grandchildren were sleeping in the pop-out section on the right side of the RV. The grandparents were quickly alerted to the fire when the smoke detectors went off and their dogs began barking.

Once alerted to the fire, the grandparents rushed to rescue their grandchildren and ushered them to the back of the the RV, away from the flames, said RCMP Corporal Dan Moskaluk.

After the grandfather was assured his grandchildren were safe, he escaped through a window in the back of the RV and instructed his wife to push the grandchildren out through the window, said Moskaluk.

Once her grandchildren had been safely evacuated, the grandmother collapsed inside the RV and was rescued by two employees of the campground, who smashed the window of the motorhome door to enter and rescue the grandmother.

Moskaluk said all four inhabitants were treated by BC Paramedics and were transported to the hospital, however, the two grandchildren succumbed to their injuries and passed away in the hospital.

The two family dogs also perished in the fire. The grandparents are currently still in care in the Kamloops hospital.

The Lytton RCMP with the assistance of Victims Services, have notified the grandchildren’s parents, who have respectfully requested privacy during this difficult time and do not wish to release any names or further details at this time, said Moskaluk.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time and investigations to determine the cause are still ongoing, Moskaluk stated.

“The police and fire investigators examining the scene have determined that the fire is not suspicious in nature,” he said.