CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Charlie Lake Fire Department extinguished a fire early Thursday morning on Sunnyside Drive in Charlie Lake.
Fire Chief Edward Albury said that the fire was already exiting through the roof when they arrived on the scene on Wednesday, but the homeowners had exited the building safely with no injuries.
The station called in mutual aid from Fort St. John and Taylor.
Chief Albury says, “Any extra men and power that we had, we put them to work.”
He adds that the fire was wind-driven, so it created greater problems once the roof opened up.
“The main part of the fire knockdown was fairly quick, but we had lots of hotspots, and that was hours of work to get everything extinguished before we left scene.”
Albury says that emergency social services were also called so that the homeowners would have a place to stay.
He says that the insurance fire investigator will work with the station to investigate the fire.
Finally, Chief Albury would like to thank the Fort St. John Fire department, the Taylor fire department and his department for coming out to fight the fire.