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Fire Destroys Salmon Valley Home – Update

Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Fire rages in Salmon Valley mobile home Saturday morning. Photos 250News

Fire rages in Salmon Valley mobile home Saturday morning. Photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Firefighters from three volunteer fire departments in the Prince George area attended a blaze at a home in Salmon Valley this morning but the structure went up in flames.

Crew from the Salmon Valley, Ness Lake and Beaverly Volunteer Fire Departments answered the call to a reported fire in a mobile home in the 7100 block Salmon Valley Road at about 10:30 am.  However, by the time they arrived the trailer was fully involved.


After getting set up the firefighters sprayed the raging blaze with water but the trailer eventually burned to the ground.


Prince George RCMP and the B.C. Ambulance Service also responded but it is currently unknown whether anyone was at home at the time or if anyone was hurt in the fire.


Update – Prince George RCMP tell 250 News that two people resided at the home and one was at home at the time of the fire.  That man suffered a burnt hand, but that was the extent of injuries.  Police say the fire was accidental.



Let us all hope nobody and no pets were home at the time.

For future reference, the phrase is “down in flames,” not “up in flames.”

    Actually Joe, when a structure is destroyed in a fire it “goes up in flames.”
    When the Seahawks blow the Super bowl, or one is mistaken in their argument,
    “goes down in flames” applies.

No, actually if you do a little research you’ll find that the original phrasing goes “up in smoke, and down in flames.” If you want to be true to the original, but artistic license dictates you can do whatever you want with it, and news people are already good at making things up. So it’s easy to see how you could get confused.

So good to hear nobody was seriously injured.
Can anyone explain how it is that a volunteer fire from the other side of town responds? I would have assumed that they would specific boundaries they don’t go beyond…

All of the Regional District fire departments have a region wide mutual aid agreement, since the city will not leave there area they rely on man power and water support from departments, there are rules they have to abide by, none of there frontline trucks can leave there fire protection area and there has to be certain amount of people that have to remain in there area in case the assisting department gets another call then they would be able to respond.

I agree. How is it possible that Beaverly would be called to assist? Wouldn’t Bear Lake and Pilot Mountain be closer?

The article is incorrect in terms of volunteer halls which responded. There were actually four fire departments, which were Salmon Valley with mutual aid from Pilot Mountain, Ness Lake and Beaverly. In response to early comments, Salmon Valley called out for mutual aid and the closest halls that are called are Pilot Mountaina and Ness Lake. On a big structure fire such as this, manpower and water support (via tender trucks, not fire hydrants!) are crucial and each hall can only send out a crew and equipment if there is a standby crew on call in their own district, and only a certain number of trucks can leave the area. Thus, smaller halls may not be able to send many members, so Beaverly is also dispatched (they are also a bigger hall). Hope this helps to clarify how volunteer halls work!

Thank you pgnewsgirl and country28 that does help to clarify.
And thank you to all those who volunteer their time at all these fire halls, your community appreciates it.

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