An unoccupied cabin in Comox was destroyed Friday during an early-morning fire.
Comox Fire Rescue Fire Chief Gord Schreiner said crews were called to the 1.5-storey cabin in the Point Holmes area at around 4:45 a.m. after a passerby reported flames shooting through the roof.
More than 20 firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 10 minutes. Schreiner said the fire was quickly extinguished, as there was a hydrant near the front of the cabin. Firefighters also did not run into any problems with the hydro connection it was in the back of the building and the fire was at the front.
No one was injured in the blaze.
Schreiner described the cabin as a “summer-type” structure that was built in the 1940s and 1950s. He also said it had been under renovation. The damage from the fire is being assessed.
“I don’t think it’s going to be salvageable,” Schreiner said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.