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Merritt Fire Rescue Department extinguishing a house fire on Parcel St.

Chief David Tomkinson says crews were called to 1301 Parcel St just before 11am.

"At the time of the fire there was one occupant trapped in the building, but she was able to be rescued by neighbours. The fire has now been fully extinguished"

At this point the cause of the fire is unknown.

"We don't have one at this point, but investigators will be looking at that in a day or two."

The injured occupant has been flown via air ambulance to hospital in Kamloops to be treated for smoke inhalation.

No other injuries are being reported.

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