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Squamish Fire Rescue quells bedroom fire in Eaglewind unit

No injuries reported in blaze on Wingtip Place, investigation underway.
The fire department put out a fire in Eaglewind on Sunday evening.

Squamish Fire Rescue doused a fire in a unit in Eaglewind on Sunday evening.

According to a District spokesperson, at approximately 7 p.m., on June 2, the fire department was dispatched to an alarm activated in a Wingtip Place suite.

Based on 911 calls reporting smoke and flames, the call was quickly upgraded to a structure fire.

A chief officer and a crew of 28 fire suppression personnel arrived with three fire trucks and an aerial ladder vehicle.

There were no injuries on the scene other than minor smoke inhalation.

"This was a very fast-growing and hot 'room and contents’ fire in a bedroom," the District's Rachel Boguski told The Squamish Chief, adding that the fire destroyed a bed and bedding and damaged the adjacent wall.

A sprinkler in the room turned on and helped to extinguish the fire.  

Members of the crew did a “quick interior fire attack” to fully put out the blaze.

In addition to damage from the flames, the suite sustained smoke and water damage throughout, including water damage to the parkade below the suite.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

"Squamish Fire Rescue would like to remind the public that if there is a fire in your home, get out and stay out; you could have less than two minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds."

In addition to this call, Squamish Fire Rescue was also called to a report of smoke coming from a sailboat on Sunday evening.




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