No injuries in N.B. house fire

By Angela Brown
January 25, 2018 - 5:46pm

North Battleford fire department was on the scene putting out a fire in an attic of a house on 110th Street, Thursday afternoon.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire at the location off 13th Avenue.

The family living in the home smelled smoke coming from the bathroom area, and alerted the fire department. They were able to evacuate the building in time.

Deputy Fire Chief Lindsay Holm said firefighters managed to contain the fire and extinguish it in about two hours.

"They had a very rapid response to get to the fire location," he said. "We were able to get into the structure rather quickly. The fire was mainly contained to the attic portion of the home."

Holm said the crew had some issues with a sawdust insulation however.

"When that starts on fire it gets to be a little bit difficult to put out," he said.

Holm said the fire department also called in a few extra personnel for back up support. 

Police controlled traffic as emergency responders attended the location. The fire department stayed on the scene after putting out the fire to continue to monitor the situation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


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