Vinyl siding helps save home

A fire broke out at 1515 40 Street in Vernon at approximately 4:30 a.m Monday morning.

Chief Lawrie Skolrood of Vernon Fire and Rescue confirmed that nobody was injured in the blaze, which is believed to have started on a second floor sun deck.

The owner of the home was alerted to the fire right away and actually managed to put the fire out himself with a fire extinguisher.  

Skolrood says the home owners are lucky that the fire didn’t spread, but vinyl siding helped to make the fire less volatile.  

“Flames tend to be smaller with vinyl siding, so it’s a little easier to knock the fire down,” said Skolrood.

Crews are onsite today to make sure there are no remaining hotspots and to assess the damage.

Although the fire is not suspicious, and fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause, they feel they have a pretty good idea of what happened.

The fire started in the corner of the deck where a planter box had been sitting.  

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