4 adults, one pet displaced after Campbell River mobile home fire

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Four adults and one pet were displaced after a fire burned in a Campbell River mobile home on Thursday morning.

At 8:23 a.m., the Campbell River Fire Department was called to a kitchen fire at 2520 Quinsam Road (Quinsam Heights Mobile Home Park).

Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty said when firefighters arrived, heavy fire and smoke was coming from a single-wide mobile home. Firefighters were told one person was possibly trapped inside but the fire department was able to confirm all occupants escaped uninjured, including one pet.

Firefighters from both Campbell River fire stations contained the fire to the mobile home, which suffered significant damage.

“The quick response from the downtown No 1 Fire Hall enabled crews to stop the fire from spreading to the mobile home next door, which did suffer some damage to the siding from the heat,” Doherty said.

Doherty said the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

According to Doherty, the mobile home did not have a working smoke alarm.

“One of the occupants was alerted by a noise in the kitchen, when he opened his bedroom door. Smoke was thick and only a few feet above the floor,” Doherty said.

The occupants are in the care of Emergency Support Services.

Julie Douglas with the City of Campbell River, said of the the 95 structure fires to date in 2019, more than 40 per cent were related to kitchen fires. Structure fires in Campbell River have increased 40 per cent over last year.

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