The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in West Quesnel on Tuesday (Nov 9) during the 5 o’clock hour.
“We were working on the other fire. We got a call for a structure fire on the west side on Willis Street. We had some crews that were standing by at the hall and they responded to this one directly, transferring command to Chief Richert.”
Here, Schneider describes the scene.
“We had heavy fire involvement on the alpha side, throughout the entire alpha side of the building, and you could see that it has spread into the front side of the structure. Heavy fire damage throughout the structure all the way through from the front to the back.”
Schneider says fortunately no one was in the building at the time.
A neighbour called 9-1-1.
Schneider says they had some crews at the hall standing by in case there was another fire, and he says they also received more mutual aide from nearby departments.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.