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Vernon fire crews douse balcony blaze at apartment complex

Vernon Fire and rescue Services

Vernon fire crews extinguished a fire coming from a third-floor balcony at an apartment building this morning.

According to a City of Vernon media release, Vernon Fire Rescue Services was dispatched to the fire in the north end of the city just after 9 a.m.

When crews arrived dark smoke was pouring from a third-floor balcony of an apartment building in the 1600 block of Deleenheer Road.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt in the blaze.

"The building is sprinkler protected, which helped hold the fire in check and prevented it from spreading from the balcony to the rest of the building," fire chief David Lind said in the release. "Crews remain on scene checking for fire extension."

Calls to large buildings require a great number of resources and all available firefighters were called to support the operation, the release said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and Emergency Support Services are currently assisting residents who were displaced.

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