Members with the West Fraser Volunteer Fire Department and the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Marsh Road at around 8:45 a.m. Friday, May 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Members with the West Fraser Volunteer Fire Department and the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Marsh Road at around 8:45 a.m. Friday, May 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

West Fraser Volunteer Fire Department responds to structure fire

Home on Marsh Road believed to a be a complete loss

A home near Quesnel is believed to be a complete loss after a fire broke out Friday, May 20.

The West Fraser Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at around 8:45 a.m. on Marsh Road.

“When we arrived on the scene, the house was fully involved,” said fire chief Lance Wilkins. “Unfortunately, I consider the place a total loss…We couldn’t really save much by the time we got there.”

Six members responded to the blaze.

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The department received support from firefighters with the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department.

“It’s tough to get members Friday during the day when everyone is working, especially on a long weekend,” Wilkins noted.

“So we asked for support from Quesnel, and Quesnel came up with their tender and five members to help us out, which was great. We really appreciate the help.”

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The homeowner who escaped unharmed suspects it may have started in the attic.

Wilkins encourages anyone wanting to join the West Fraser Volunteer Fire Department to swing by their hall Wednesdays during practice starting at 7 p.m.

”We can always use new members,” he said.

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Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: rebecca.dyok@quesnelobserver.com



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