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Everyone out safely in house fire on Vernon's Valleyview Place

House fire on Valleyview

Everyone got out safely in a house fire on Vernon's Valleyview Place, Tuesday evening.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services was called to the fire about 5 p.m. as reports of flames came in at a house on the 4500 block of the street.

Fire crews arrived to find a fully involved fire in the basement of the home, which was extending to the main floor of the house.

Crews attacked the fire from the backyard and were able to knock it down quickly.

“Thanks to the quick response and aggressive efforts of our firefighters, the fire was contained and extinguished without incident,” says Deputy Fire Chief Scott Hemstad. “No injuries were reported; however, the occupants of the house have been displaced and are receiving assistance from the City’s Emergency Support Services program.”

Two engines, a rescue unit and about 20 firefighters responded to the incident.

There is extensive fire, smoke, and water damage to the house.

“During the event, firefighters learned a family cat was missing, but the pet was found safe and sound just a few hours later,” said Hemstad.

As firefighters were establishing a response at the scene, a civilian drove over a hydrant supply line, prompting a reminder for residents to slow down and avoid areas where fire crews are working. Driving over a fire hose is against the law and can be dangerous for the public and emergency responders.

A cause of fire has not been determined and is under investigation.



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