CHARLIE LAKE, BC – The Charlie Lake Fire Department extinguished a fire early Thursday morning on Sunnyside Drive in Charlie Lake.
Fire Chief Edward Albury said the fire was already coming out of the roof when they arrived on the scene, but the owners got out of the building safely and without injuries.
The station called for mutual aid from Fort St. John and Taylor.
Chief Albury says, “All the extra men and power we had, we put to work.
He adds that the fire was caused by the wind, which created greater problems once the roof was opened.
“The main part of the fire reversal was pretty quick, but we had a lot of hot spots, and it was hours of work to put everything out before we left the place.”
Albury says emergency social services were also called to get the owners into accommodation.
He says the insurance fire investigator will work with the station to investigate the fire.
Finally, Chief Albury would like to thank the Fort St. John Fire Department, the Taylor Fire Department and his department for coming out to fight the fire.