Fort St. John Fire Department and partners respond to residential complex fire
September 23, 2023
Yesterday evening at 7:18 pm, the City of Fort St. John Fire Department received a report of a structure fire at Cedar Village in the 10600 block of 102 Street. Five minutes later, the on-duty crew consisting of 4 firefighters arrived on the scene to find a working fire at the rear of one of the complexes. With assistance from our mutual aid partners, an additional 4 fire apparatus, 5 command vehicles and 26 firefighters arrived shortly after.
They quickly managed to extinguish the exterior fire; however, the fire spread into the attic space. Due to the quick action of the firefighters, most of the fire damage was contained to the attic space, which was extinguished just before 9 pm, and there was only minor smoke and water damage to the second floor of the townhouses.
“We are thankful to our well-trained crew and mutual aid partners for their quick actions to limit the damage caused by this fire. We’d like to remind everyone to ensure they have working smoke alarms installed throughout their house and to check them regularly,” stated Fort St. John Fire Department Chief Robert Norton.
All the occupants safely evacuated shortly after crews arrived, and there were no injuries reported. The Fort St. John Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of the fire.