Senior Extinguishes Fire on Liard Drive
Prince George, B.C. – A small fire at a seniors’ complex in the 1000 block of Liard Drive could have been a lot worse this morning if not for the quick reaction of one of its tenants.
Prince George Fire Rescue assistant fire chief Kevin Scobie says a fan caught fire in one of the units at around 8:30 a.m.
“The male occupant went to go to the bathroom and his ventilation fan in his bathroom was on fire. He put it out and then we responded with three halls and 14 firefighters.”
He says all the tenants were briefly evacuated to the other end of the building until crews were certain the fire was contained to the one unit.
Scobie says the senior suffered a slight burn to his hand but is otherwise okay.
At this stage of the investigation he believes the fire was caused by dust noting things could have been worse had the tenant not acted quickly like he did.
“Absolutely, for sure. The heat was not that bad, he grabbed an extinguisher and snuffed it out.”
Old folks know stuff! LOL
I hope he gets some special recognition there for that! Well done!
Like free rent for the year
That fellow prevented what could have been a far more serious, and potentially tragic fire.
I hope that the N.H.A. will now inspect and clean all of the exhaust fans in that facility, as well as the many other units within their mandate.
All you need is a step ladder vacuum cleaner and a small paintbrush.
ps: Don’t leave the fan running when you’re cleaning it.
Clothes dryer is another one that has to be cleaned.
This also turned out well because the gentleman had a fire extinguisher to hand. A lot of people don’t. Do you?
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