Nelson Fire Department responded to a fire beneath the steps of a porch on Pine Street in Nelson early in the morning of August 1. They said the fire is suspicious in nature.

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services respond to porch fire

Fire deemed suspicious in nature by fire department and urges public to reduce coniferous vegetation three metres from your home.

In the early morning hours, the Nelson Fire and Rescue Services responded to a report of a fire under a porch.  Both on duty members responded immediately at 4:18 a.m. to the fire at 206 Pine Street on August 1.

Upon arrival of the first crew, fire was observed. The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to extinguish the fire. The fire was extinguished quickly using 50 gallons of water and crews checked for any possible extension and found none.

The fire appears to have originated under the steps of the front porch and is suspicious in nature.

In all, two firefighters responded to the incident with one fire engine. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Damage is estimated at $5000.

Captain and fire prevention officer Rick Maida said, “As we are in the wildfire season Nelson Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind the public to reduce coniferous vegetation from within three meters surrounding your residence. And to ensure you have working smoke alarms in your home.”

(Juniper, spruce, pine and fir trees are examples of coniferous vegetation.)

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