A fish smoker is being blamed for an early morning fire that damaged a backyard shed.
Fire crews received the call at 2:10 a.m. Monday in the 2600 block of 32 Avenue, just moments after responding to a playhouse fire in Coldstream.
Deputy Fire Chief Lawrie Skolrood was on the scene Monday morning and says the shed fire is not suspicious at all.
“He had been smoking fish and we figure that some of the chips got into the leaves and started the fire,” says Skolrood.
Damage to the back of the shed was significant but the shed was still standing. Fortunately the owner does have insurance and an adjuster will be attending.
“It could have been a lot worse,” adds Skolrood.