A house fire on Perrier Road on Tuesday evening caused $75,000 damage but no one was hurt.
Nelson Fire Rescue services responded to the call around 8:40 p.m. Assistant chief Michael Daloise said when the first crew arrived, flames could be seen from the home’s rear window and smoke was coming from the eaves.
“Crews encountered a large amount of fire in the kitchen area and were able to slow the spread of the fire until additional crews arrived,” he said in a news release. “The next challenge was to ensure there was no fire extension into the walls and attic.”
Due to the type of building materials and insulation used, this required the removal of the ceiling and some wall coverings in the kitchen.
The home’s occupant escaped without injury, primarily thanks to a working smoke alarm.
The fire appears to have started in the kitchen, although the cause is still under investigation. The main floor suffered extensive smoke damage.
Daloise said you should test your smoke alarms regularly.