FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department started to fight a fire on 104 avenue near 105 street shortly before 4 p.m. Monday.
It appears the fire started in the area of the carport. According to the owner of the home, he was upstairs when the smoke detector went off. When he went downstairs, his entire basement was full of smoke. All four people that live in the home were able to evacuate without injury.
Captain Dan Golob with the Fort St. John Fire Department says that crews are still making sure the house is not damaged.
“We got called to a fully involved structure fire. Crews arrived, they stretched the line in. They were able to knock down the fire that was located in the garage. We are currently doing the overhaul and we’re looking for hotspots to make sure we don’t have extension.
All the occupants have been accounted for and will be treated through BC Ambulance. Pets as well.
The house has some light smoke in it. There is no extension at this time, but that is what we’re doing right now, verifying that the garage hasn’t impacted the house itself.”
Golob says that they haven’t begun the preliminary investigation yet so they can’t comment on what could have caused the fire.
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