The Williams Lake Fire Dept. responds to a house fire on Smith Street Thursday evening. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Fire department responds to house fire, damaged contained to the kitchen

Deputy fire chief Rob Warnock said the extent of the damage is unknown at this time

The Williams Lake Fire Dept. responded to a house fire on Smith Street Thursday evening just before 10 p.m.

“There was a fire in the kitchen,” Deputy Chief Rob Warnock said. “The homeowner had blown off a fire extinguisher before we got there.”

Warnock said the fire department remained on scene for about two hours and as of Friday morning was waiting for the insurance adjuster to view the home and determine the amount of damage.

It was the second structure fire the department attended this week, having responded to a fire on Midnight Drive and Boundary Street on Sunday afternoon at a duplex.

One side was significantly damaged and the family living in the other half of the duplex was also displaced due to damage to the building.

Read more: Fire forces family out of home two weeks before Christmas

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Interior First Nations announce emergency Mountain Caribou hunting ban in West Chilcotin

Tsilhqot’in and Ulkatcho leaders say the ban is for First Nations and non-First Nations alike

Dream comes true for McLeese Lake fire department

The acquisition of a parcel of land will enable the construction of a fire hall

Williams Lake Field Naturalists ready for 52nd annual Christmas bird count this Sunday

All lakecity birdwatchers are encouraged to contribute to this effort

PHOTOS: Bullets embrace Speed Week in lakecity

Speed Week is aimed at creating overall awareness for speed skating in B.C.

VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend

The first set of passenger rights arrived in mid-July in Canada

Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego

Low-fair subsidiary of WestJet Airlines brings new destinations in April 2020

Aid a priority for idled Vancouver Island loggers, John Horgan says

Steelworkers, Western Forest Products returning to mediation

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

UPDATED: Investigators confirm three died in B.C. plane crash

Transport Canada provides information bulletin, family of victim releases statement

Prime Minister sets 2025 timeline for plan to remove fish farms from B.C. waters

Foes heartened by plan to transition aquaculture found in Fisheries minister mandate letter

Federal justice minister looks to larger reforms on doctor-assisted death

The Quebec Superior Court gave Ottawa just six months — until March 2020 — to amend the law

Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Most Read