Fire damages Mackenzie-Avenue house on Friday

Nine calls in four days is a little unusual for the Williams Lake Fire Department, said fire chief Randy Isfeld.

Nine calls in four days is a little unusual for the Williams Lake Fire Department, said fire chief Randy Isfeld.

From false alarms to fires, two MVAs, and a near search and rescue, department members were kept busy.

On Friday afternoon, the department was called to a house fire at 1124 North Mackenzie Ave. The fire was extinguished quickly with fire damage limited to one room; however, there was a significant amount of smoke damage to the entire home.

Isfeld said the fire remained under investigation as the cause had not yet been determined. No one was hurt in the incident.

The department then attended a  single motor vehicle accident involving a motorbike at the intersection of Highway 20 and South Lakeside Drive. That incident, said Isfeld, was not serious and it appeared the biker had lost traction in the gravel and “skidded off the side of the road.”

At around 10 p.m. that same evening, the department was called to a grass fire in the Dairy fields that was quickly put down. Several youth were picked up by the RCMP for questioning.

On Sunday the department was called to assist a mountain biker who had sustained injuries on Fox Mountain but were called off before arrival. Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, the RCMP and the B.C. Ambulance Service attended the scene. The RCMP report a 23-year-old male from Prince George sustained injuries when he fell off his mountain bike. The biker may have sustained a broken arm and back.

Later that same day the department was called to a two-vehicle MVA at the intersection of Western Avenue and Smedley Street.

Isfeld said none of the vehicles’ occupants were seriously hurt in the collision.

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