Fire chars inside of Lakelse Lake house

The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department was called to the blaze on Kroyer Road at about 5:30 p.m., said Thornhill fire chief Wes Patterson.

  • Oct. 12, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A FIRE charred the inside of a Lakelse Lake house late in the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department was called to the blaze on Kroyer Road at about 5:30 p.m., said Thornhill fire chief Wes Patterson.

The firefighters arrived in about 15 minutes to find heavy smoke coming out the windows of the residence, he said.

Six firefighters did a quick knockdown and although there was heavy smoke damage, there was very minimal water damage, said Patterson.

The fire started in the basement and burned into the wall and in the space between floor joists, with flames blazing through the ceiling into a bathroom, he said.

During that time, the furnace turned on its fan to try to cool itself, which only served to help spread the flames, said Patterson.

A contractor was working on replacing a water line in the basement, said Patterson, adding that the investigation into the cause continues.

With winter coming and fall heating season beginning, Patterson is reminding people to get their furnaces and wood stoves checked and their fireplaces cleaned and inspected to prevent fires.

And Thornhill Fire Department is looking for more volunteer firefighters at all three of its locations: Thornhill, Gitaus and Lakelse Lake.

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