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Vernon house fire contained to one room

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November 23, 2019 - 8:20 AM

Vernon Fire Rescue was called to a home on Vernon's 38th Avenue Friday after the tenant reported flames and heavy smoke in the basement.

Firefighters arrived around 3:30 p.m. and doused the fire burning in the utility room.

"The fire was contained to a single room," said Deputy Chief Dwight Seymour. "There is minimal fire and water damage to the house, but a fair bit of smoke damage, so the tenants of the home will need to stay out of the house for at least one night."

Emergency Social Services was on scene to assist the tenants. RCMP and BC Ambulance Service also attended the scene, but no injuries were reported.

An investigation will begin this evening, but Deputy Chief Seymour said the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

VFRS would like to remind community members about the importance of checking your smoke detectors regularly to ensure they are working properly in case of an emergency


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