UPDATED: Comments from Charlie Lake Deputy Fire Chief Ron Schildroth were added to the story.

Grand Haven, B.C. – Charlie Lake Firefighters had assistance from the Taylor and Fort St. John Fire Departments in suppressing a structure fire that was reported on Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at around 8 a.m. on Pacific Avenue in Grand Haven.

“We were called out this morning shortly after 8 a.m. to assist Charlie Lake with a fully involved structure fire, and we assisted with some manpower and tender support for water,” said Chief Blades of the Fort St. John Fire Department.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Ron Schildroth, there were 17 firefighters working together.

“We had 17 on scene, that includes all personnel. We had three apparatus and two squads, Taylor had an engine and a squad, and Fort St. John had a tender and a squad,” said Schildroth, who says the barn suffered extensive damage. “I’m going to assume that it’s a teardown, but I have not heard anything yet.”

Schildroth says the initial blaze was put out in short order, although firefighters were still at the scene in the afternoon.

“We knocked it down in an hour and a half.”

He added that there were no injuries reported.