News

Smoke detector alerts resident

A smoke alarm saved an Armstrong home from significant damage Monday morning.

The blaring alarm alerted a home owner in the 2400 block of Maundrell Avenue to a fire in his garage shortly after midnight.

One of the garbage cans in the garage caught on fire, and the owner was alerted to the smoke by the working smoke detector.

The owner was able to push the can out of the garage just prior to members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department arriving on the scene.

Some linseed oil rags tossed in the can may have been a contributing factor to the fire.

There was no damage to the garage.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Public asked to identify possible witness to armed robbery
 
Woman trapped under tractor
 
MP fends off criticism from opposition parties
Alien invasion arrives in Vernon on Halloween
 
Friday full of tricks and treats
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
Upcoming forums aim to connect voters and candidates
 
First snow fall of the year
 
Isabella Dicken kids in Fernie get to grips with science

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.