Vernon firefighters tackled a structure fire in the   4900 block of Heritage Drive early Sunday morning.

Vernon firefighters tackled a structure fire in the 4900 block of Heritage Drive early Sunday morning.

Vernon townhouse fire destroys kitchen

Firefighters respond to blaze on Heritage Drive early Sunday morning

A Vernon townhouse unit sustained significant damage early Sunday morning.

Firefighters received reports of a blaze at The Rock townhouse development on Heritage Drive shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.

Once on scene, it was determined the fire was in the kitchen and quick action was taken to bring it under control.

“The guys did a really good job of knocking the fire down,” said Jack Blair, Vernon Fire Rescue deputy chief of operations.

Damage was contained to the unit’s kitchen, but the neighbour’s townhome also sustained smoke damage.

Emergency Support Services was called in to assist the affected occupants until restoration can be completed.

“It doesn’t appear to be suspicious,” said Blair. “It appears to be accidental in nature.”