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Efforts From Occupants Helped To Save A Home From Fire In Wildwood Area

Both the Wildwood and Miocene Volunteer Fire Departments joined forces to extinguish a residential structure fire.

Cariboo Regional District Fire Chief Roger Hollander said at approximately 11:30 yesterday (Tuesday) morning they responded to a call for service.

“Upon arrival crews observed two occupants on scene outside the residence. One was suppressing the fire with a garden hose and other means of local water which was huge help with fire spread. Unfortunately both occupants suffered some smoke inhalation and were assessed by BC Ambulance and were taken to hospital to be looked at and further treated by hospital staff.”

Hollander said the fire was contained to a room on the lower floor in the basement and fire crews were able to overhaul it to ensure and confirm that there were no extensions to the rest of the house.

“The occupants did a lot of effort and a lot of work to help suppress that fire and fire crews were only there to make sure that it didn’t extend into other rooms and into the walls and ceiling. It was a good team effort but it’s always good to get out of the house when there is a fire and to call 9-1-1 as soon as possible and not to put yourself at risk because the smoke and fire can cause long-term affects and we want to make sure that citizens are safe.”

Hollander says both the Wildwood and Miocene Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene for about two hours and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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