WATCH: Yale firefighters fight late night cabin fire in Spuzzum

Neighbours started fighting fire until crews arrived an hour later

  • Jun. 2, 2020 12:00 a.m.

Yale firefighters spent hours fighting a structure fire in Spuzzum Sunday night.

Eight of Yale’s volunteer firefighters arrived, in two fire engines and one water tender, at the cabin on Front Street around 10:45 p.m. At this point the home was burnt to the point of collapsing in on itself said fire chief Bruce Marshall. Neighbours had already been out watering down areas near the fire for about an hour, including a neighbour’s fence that had caught fire.

“There was a little bit of spread to the surrounding brush and fence line,” Marshall said. “So we attacked that first just so it didn’t spread any further and then just simply concentrated on cooling down the debris pile. There was nothing to save by the time we got there.”

Firefighters cleared the scene around 2 a.m. Monday, June 1.

Neighbour Jessica Poirier said it took around an hour to get fire services to Spuzzum, which is outside a fire protection zone.

Pick up the June 4 edition of the Hope Standard to read more about what Poirier would like to see in Spuzzum and how the small community could go about getting protection.

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