Firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon in the 3900 block of Alexis Park Drive.

Firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon in the 3900 block of Alexis Park Drive.

Home damaged by fire

Vernon Fire Rescue crews had a busy long weekend with several accidents and a fire

Vernon Fire Rescue crews had a busy long weekend with several accidents and a fire.

Firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon in the 3900 block of Alexis Park Drive.

“There was quite heavy smoke coming out of the front door and soffits of the home,” said Jack Blair, deputy chief of operations.

Fortunately no one was home at the time of the blaze, but the occupant was nearby.

The fire, which remains under investigation, was also quite hot.

“The front window actually cracked it was so hot,” said Blair, adding that it is believed to have started in the kitchen area.

The single-family dwelling sustained significant damage.

“There’s quite extensive damage to the main floor and heavy smoke and water damage to the top floor.”

It is unknown if the occupant had home insurance.

Firefighters also responded to several accidents over the long weekend, including multiple visits to Highway 97.

“We’d been up there three times in the past two days,” said Blair. “We’ve had a couple rollovers but fortunately no major injuries.”

A vehicle also drove off Fulton Road, at the corner of South Vernon Road Sunday shortly after 11 a.m.

Then at 3 p.m. crews were called out to an incident on 43rd Avenue, followed by a 7 p.m. call to the 39th Avenue and Alexis Park Drive intersection.