Homeowner helps put out shop fire in Keremeos

Keremeos firefighters were called to a shop fire at a home on Schneider Road, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.
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KEREMEOS - A man with a fire extinguisher helped stop a shop fire from spreading in Keremeos yesterday morning.

Volunteer firefighters were called at about 9:30 a.m., Jan. 28, to a blaze in a shop at a home 628 Schneider Road.

Keremeos fire chief Jordy Bosscha says crews arrived to find the homeowner using a fire extinguisher to knock down flames coming from a wall mounted furnace unit in the shop.

Firefighters had to rip open the wall from the outside to reach the hot embers inside.

Bosscha says 11 firefighters responded to the call, adding it was a good response considering the time of day.

The fire department was assisted by members of the Keremeos RCMP, B.C. Ambulance and Fortis Gas.

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