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Vernon firefighters snuff out two blazes

Vernon firefighters knocked down two blazes Tuesday, Dec. 10.
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Firefighters in Vernon were busy with two Tuesday afternoon blazes that they were able to make quick work of.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to the first just before 12 p.m., Dec. 10 — a structure fire in the 6000 block of Blue Jay Road.

“The homeowner had been away from the house for a little while today and upon returning home, saw smoke coming from the windows,” Deputy Chief Dwight Seymour said in a press release.

“When they opened a door, the homeowner saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement and called 911.”

Once there, fire crews say the two-storey single family residence was fully involved. Luckily everyone was out of the house when they arrived, and no injuries were reported.

Another fire in the 200 block of Melrose Court started at roughly 1:40 p.m. after some commercial equipment in the back of a truck caught fire.

When firefighters arrived, the truck was fully involved and fire was starting to spread to some nearby landscaping.

“Once on the scene, crews were able to knock down the fire quickly,” Fire Chief David Lind said in a press release.

“The truck and the equipment will be a total loss, however, thanks to the hard work and expertise of the members on scene, the fire did not spread to a nearby structure.”

Again, no injuries were reported.

Both incidents are now under investigation and neither incident is considered suspicious.

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