Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Hazel Road on Sunday, Nov. 13. (Frank Peebles photo — Quesnel Observer)

Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Hazel Road on Sunday, Nov. 13. (Frank Peebles photo — Quesnel Observer)

Flames erupt from vacant Quesnel home

The property on Hazel Road is a complete loss

Firefighters returned to a house fire that rekindled early Monday morning in Quesnel.

Flames erupted from the roof of the vacant structure located on Hazel Road at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

“Upon arrival we had a heavily involved structure burning mostly from the roofline,” said Ron Richert, fire chief of the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department.

Crews received mutual aid from the Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department, with the Quesnel RCMP and the BC Ambulance Service responding.

Richert said the property, which firefighters responded to about a week ago for a small fire involving a shed, appears to have been abandoned.

Approximately a dozen members returned on Nov. 14 after the fire rekindled.

”It was just a hard fire to get at,” Richert added, noting the older home contained sawdust insulation. “We couldn’t enter the structure Sunday night because it was dangerous, and we couldn’t get proper access to the roofline.”

The property is a complete loss, and heavy equipment, including a backhoe, was called in Monday morning to assist crews in extinguishing the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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