Fire crews from Fruitvale, Montrose and Trail responded. Trail Times file photo

Crews respond quickly to Fruitvale shed fire

Wednesday night fire quickly contained

A quick response by local fire crews late Wednesday night prevented potentially more damage.

Firefighters from Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale quickly responded to a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. in Fruitvale just before 11:30 p.m.

While fire control was established in less than 10 minutes, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue captain Jason Milne said the nearby home did suffer some heat damage.

“It was close to the house and there was some heat damage,” he confirmed.

Milne added anytime a structure fire is reported, the response includes as much manpower as possible.

Eight firefighters from Co. 6 in Fruitvale, three firefighters from Co. 5 in Montrose and two firefighters from Co. 4 in Trail responded to the fire and had the incident under control shortly before 1 a.m.

Milne didn’t want to speculate on the cause of the fire.

“The crew is on scene now doing an investigation,” he told the Trail Times Thursday morning.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Two Castlegar men killed in early morning MVI

The two-vehicle accident happened just after 4 a.m. Friday between Oasis and Birchbank

WATCH: Have tissues nearby for Trail Times #1 Christmas video

With so many Christmas videos popping up, this is the Trail Times favourite

Columbia River Skywalk opened one year ago today

The pedestrian bridge has been recognized for its construction and innovation

Where in the world is Whatshan?

Whatshan has also been spelled What-shaan, Waatshaan, Watshan, Watchan, and Whatsan.

City testing out brine on West Trail roads

Brining requires a special truck with a 500 gallon tank and spray wand on the back

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Homicide detectives now probing billionaire couple’s death

Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman as “ligature neck compression”

‘Case not made’ for Liberal bill’s problematic cyberspy powers

The Liberal government’s ill-defined plan to give Canada’s cyberspy agency wide-ranging powers to go on the attack against threats could trample civil liberties

Flames threaten coastal California communities

Flames continue to threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Most Read