The Campbell River Fire Dept. responded to a report at 8:23 am this morning of a fire in a kitchen at 2520 Quinsam Road in Quinsam Heights Mobile Home Park.
First arriving fire crews reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the single wide mobile home. Fire crews were given reports on scene of one person possibly trapped inside. Fortunately, it was confirmed all occupants escaped uninjured including one pet.
“Firefighters from both fire stations responded and were able to contain the fire to the mobile home which suffered significant damage,” says Fire Chief Thomas Doherty. “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.”
A total of four adults and one pet were displaced as a result of the fire and are in the care of Emergency Support Services.
The cause of the fire is believed to be in the kitchen area and is under investigation.
“The occupants of this home were very lucky to have survived as the mobile home did not have a working smoke alarm installed. 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 added.
Firefighters wish to thank BC Ambulance, RCMP, ESS, BC Hydro and the City water department for their support this morning.