Saturday , 16 October 2021

Family escapes house fire unharmed

Photo & Video Credit: Dustin Haider

The Cold Lake Fire Rescue and emergency services responded to a house fire at 4318 51st avenue, in the Brady Heights area of Cold Lake. Cold Lake Fire Rescue Chief, Jeff Fallow confirms that all occupants were safely evacuated from the home.

Crews responded at approximately 9:50 pm, om November 14th, confirms Chief Fallow, “we received a call about a fire, with flames showing from the roof. We sent four pieces of fire apparatus (fire trucks) and 21 fire fighters responded to the call.” The final evaluation is not complete; however Fallow says they have a good idea where the fire started, “it appears to have started in the attic. We haven’t completed our investigation, but it does appear to be non-suspicious.” Crews were able to contain the damage, says Fallow, “we were able to keep the damage to mostly that area. Fire crews were able to perform salvage and overhaul, while suppression operations were on-going. Saving a large amount of personal property.” Crews were on scene until about 1:00 am, “making sure it was out and all the hot spots were addressed.”

The family that lives in the home, a father, mother, son, and daughter, were able to escape unharmed, confirms Fallow. “They escaped without injuries and we had no injuries with our fire crew, as well.” The family has had assistance from Victim Services and it is unknown at this time whether or not the home will be habitable. “We’re in the process of heading over to conduct more thorough investigation to determine what started the fire,” Fallow explains they will likely be able to determine if the family can return to their home at that time.


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