No one injured in early morning downtown Squamish fire | Squamish Chief

No one injured in early morning downtown Squamish fire

Two structures damaged, one extensively: Fire Chief

Squamish residents are out of their home Thursday morning after a blaze on Fourth Avenue in the early morning hours.

No one was injured and the residents are in the care of Emergency Social Services, Squamish Fire Rescue Chief Bill Stoner said.

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Firefighters were called to the fire at 2:40 a.m.  By 7:15 a.m. the fire was out, but the smell of smoke still hung in the air in the area.

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Source: Chantel Newman

Police were also on the scene during the blaze and seen after it was out, talking to neighbours.

Two structures were damaged, one extensively, according to Stoner.

No cause of the fire has been identified.

Chantel Newman lives on Sixth Avenue and was awakened by the sound of sirens, she said.

"And then my son came into my room and said, 'Mom, there's huge flames. The sirens sound close.'"

She got in her car and went to see what was happening.

She said she saw two houses burned.

"It was the garage and house and then the house next to it," she said, adding the flames were "massive."

A one-block perimeter road closure was in place for several hours, but has since been removed.

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Source: Chantel Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Please note, this story has been updated since it was first posted. New information and photos have been added.

 

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