Crews stifle small apartment fire

District of Mission firefighters extinguished a small apartment fire Friday morning

  • Oct. 11, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Fire crews put out a small apartment fire at 7765 Haig St. in Mission Friday morning.

“When they first arrived, there were visible flames and smoke from unit 303, through the glass sliding door. They went in through the balcony, and exintinguished the fire, which was small,” said District of Mission fire chief Bob Cannon.

Firefighters noticed some combustible paper near the fireplace when they responded at 6:28 a.m. on Friday.

Although the tenant had moved out on Tuesday, neighbours said the tenant had been cleaning in the unit just prior to the fire.

The investigation has concluded, with the cause of the fire undetermined.

Damage was minor, and did not spread to the walls or floor. There was no furniture in the unit.

“The fire was contained to one unit, mainly in the living room, and there was no damage to either side or below,” said Cannon. “It was quick action by the crew staff.”