Careless smoking causes apartment fire in Stayner
Careless smoking is being cited as the cause of a $75,000 fire at a small apartment complex on Brock Street in Stayner Wednesday morning.
Neighbours of the unit called in a report of a structure fire just before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
"I was the first unit on scene," said Clearview fire chief Colin Shewell. "When I got there I saw smoke coming out a lower window of the complex. When I got on scene I deployed what we call a fire extinguishing grenade to help keep the fire down until crews arrived."
Fire crews arrived shortly after the chief and quickly knocked down the fire.
There were no injuries reported and the occupant of the apartment was at work at the time of the blaze.
The fire grenades have been used for the past two years and are carried by the chief and deputy chief in their vehicles.Full Story