Crew members came to the front door and found two frantic children pointing across the street from the fire station stating that their ‘house is on fire’
A quick-thinking family alerted firefighters that their house was on fire by running across the street to the fire station and ringing the visitor’s doorbell.
Firefighters at Fire Station 2 in Vancouver woke up just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 22) to a station announcement that stated, “Attention station personnel, there is a visitor at the front door.” Crew members came to the front door and found two frantic children pointing across the street from the fire station stating that their “house is on fire.”
Firefighters then ran to the fire engine to don their turnout gear and drove the apparatus across the street arriving in record time. Upon arrival, crews found a residential house at 2101 Norris Road with light smoke throughout the structure. Homeowners stated they applied water to the laundry room behind the dryer and had sent their children to the fire station to alert the firefighters.
Crews stretched a hose line inside to further cool the hot spots using a minimal amount of water. They also checked the attic space to confirm that the fire in the laundry room didn’t spread vertically.
The fire was brought under control by the homeowners but fire crews spent a little over an hour assisting the residents. The Red Cross was requested to provide aid to the four displaced family members.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Vancouver Fire Marshal Office.
Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.