FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At about 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, 18 members of the Fort St. John Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 9700 block of 107th Avenue.

Deputy fire chief, Matthew Troiano says that when the crew arrived on the scene, they saw smoke pouring out the front of the building and the structure’s basement.

“Our crews responded quickly, knocked down the fire from the exterior and then made entry to finish extinguishing the fire,” Troiano said.

Eight trucks responded to the call. Troiano says the crews performed well given the nature of the fire.

“Structural fires kind of inherently bring challenges, but our crews performed really well. We attacked the fire quickly and we were able to bring it under control considering the extent of how it affected the house,” Troiano said.

He adds that there were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Spencer Hall is a news reporter for and a recent graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Radio Arts & Entertainment program. Growing up in Northwest B.C. made Spencer aware of the importance of local journalism, independent media, and reconciliation. In his spare time, you can find Spencer reading, playing video games, or at the FSJ dog park with his dog, Teddy.