A burned home on Kechika Street.

A burned home on Kechika Street.

Kitimat fire crews busy battling two separate blazes April 12

Kitimat Fire and Ambulance attended two different house fire calls on April 12.

Police are investigating two house fires which each took place in the early hours of Saturday, April 12.

The first was on Kechika Street at 5:32 a.m. Crews responded with one engine, one ladder truck, two Chief Officers, eight firefighters and an ambulance.

All residents were safely evacuated.

Later that morning, at approximately 6:05 a.m., dispatch reported a second structure fire at 4 Bayer.

Some of the crews left the earlier fire and responded with one engine, one ladder truck, two Chief Officers and five firefighters.

When fire crews arrived, they found a vehicle on fire in the garage of the two-storey, wood frame home. All residents made it out safely. Damage from this fire was confined to the garage and living quarters directly above.

Both fires are currently under investigation by the RCMP although the police have not confirmed if either events are criminal in nature.

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