House fire, brush fire: Busy weekend for Vernon Fire Rescue

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Vernon Fire Rescue says it’s been a engaged weekend, with crews having to respond to a fig of calls.

“Even though we’ve been called to aggregate incidents past nighttime and today, we’re gladsome to accidental nary injuries person been reported and each fires person been brought nether power quickly,” Vernon Firefighters Local 1517 said connected its Facebook page.

“Thank you to everyone who has seen a occurrence and reported it to 911 truthful we tin be rapidly to support the community.”

The occurrence section said it heavy relies connected assemblage members.

“If you spot a fire, delight don’t hesitate to telephone 911 immediately,” they said. “Every 2nd counts successful an exigency and we are acceptable to service the assemblage erstwhile needed.”

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On Saturday, Vernon Fire Rescue was called to astatine slightest 2 known fires — a residential occurrence and a brushwood occurrence adjacent Vernon Square.

The residential occurrence happened astir 9 a.m. successful the East Hill area, with firefighters called to the 1500 artifact of 37th Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, each occupants were extracurricular the house, with the occurrence connected the rear side.

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Fifteen firefighters were connected country arsenic they doused the blaze, past checked to spot if the occurrence had extended to different parts of the property. No injuries were reported.

Vernon Fire Rescue says the fire’s origin is chartless and is nether investigation.

Around 2 hours later, conscionable aft 11 a.m., crews rushed to the Vernon Square country for a brushwood fire.

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Witness video supplied to Global News shows fume rising from the brush, with flames past appearing.

A occurrence motortruck shows up, and crews went to work, dousing the blaze.

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