Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighter Derek Kruysifix clears away material from a skylight melted following a fire on an old cabin in the 9800 block of Eastside Road Saturday afternoon.

Weekend fires keep Vernon crews busy

Three fires in three days made for a busy weekend for Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters

Three weekend fires kept Vernon Fire Rescue Services crews busy.

Fire fighters responded to a bedroom fire in a home in the 2300 block of 36th Street just before midnight Friday.

“It appears to have started in a closet,” said deputy fire chief Jack Blair.

The fire ignited some cardboard boxes and other combustible materials in the bedroom.

“The door was closed to the bedroom so that helped contain the fire to the room of origin,” said Blair. “The guys quickly knocked it down, then made sure there was no other smouldering materials.”

An occupant in the home smelled smoke and called the fire department.

Emergency services personnel were brought in as the home was inhabitable for the evening.

The cause remains under investigation though Blair said the fire did not appear to be suspicious in nature.

At around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a driver passing by an old cabin in the 9800 block of Eastside Road thought they saw steam coming from the cabin.

Upon further look, the driver thought it might be smoke and called the fire department.

“The cabin was a bunkhouse used by a worker who was away for the day, and the fire is believed to have started in a mechanical room,” said Blair. “It does not appear to be suspicious in nature, but accidental, and we’re investigating an on-demand water heater as a potential source.”

The fire did melt some skylights in the building.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, a working smoke detector alerted residents of a home in the 1200 block of 28th Avenue.

A fire had started in a bedroom ensuite, likely the result of a candle that fell over or fell on to a counter.

All of the occupants got out safely but there was considerable fire damage to the ensuite and its contents.

There were no injuries but emergency services personnel were again called as the house was inhabitable for the evening.



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