Deck fire cause of Sunday morning sirens near Harrison

The blaze was likely caused by a campfire from earlier that evening

Residents in Harrison Hot Springs woke up to the sound of fire trucks driving through Harrison Hot Springs Sunday morning (May 12), as the Agassiz and Harrison fire departments responded to calls about a deck fire near the lake.

According to Agassiz fire chief Gerald Basten, both the Agassiz Fire Department and the Harrison Fire Department were called out to a fire in the 6300-block of Thunderbird Crescent around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. (The property was in the District of Kent, although the Harrison fire hall was closer to the incident.)

He said in an email that neighbours had called 911 to report what appeared to be a fully-involved dock fire near other homes on the street, which is located next to the lake off Rockwell Drive.

When firefighters arrived, they found a 20-metre detached deck on fire in the backyard. The two fire departments quickly put out the flames.

Basten said the blaze was likely caused by a campfire from earlier in the evening that had not been properly put out.



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