Fire broke out at this two-storey residence on Straume Ave. late in the day March 15.

Blaze breaks out on Straume Ave. in Terrace B.C.

Firefighters from city and area came out to fight the fire in a residence late in the day March 15.

  • Mar. 15, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Terrace and Thornhill fire departments were called out to a large blaze in a residence along Straume Ave. late today, March 15.

Dark plumes of smoke billowed out of the house towards the north as firefighters poured water on it from first a ladder truck and then the top of the fire truck.

Another blast of water could be seen spraying over the roof of the house next door occasionally, from another source.

Terrace RCMP were on hand to keep bystanders back a safe distance on either side of the residence.

When a bystander asked how long it would take before she could get back to her residence nearby, she was told it would take “hours.”

Firefighters, who were on scene around 5 p.m., remained as the smoke lessened close to 6:30 p.m.

The cause of the blaze was not yet known.

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