Fire Chief Cliff Brausen investigates the remains of a garbage fire the morning of Tuesday

Quick action by neighbours prevents spread of fire

Quick thinking of neighbors perhaps saved a house on Rogers Road the morning of Tuesday, August 16.

Quick thinking of neighbors perhaps saved a house on Rogers Road the morning of Tuesday, August 16.

Julie Anderson was working away in her own yard when she suddenly smelled smoke across the alley.

“It looked like a barbecue was on and then I noticed it smelled like plastic burning,” she said. “I came across and saw the garbage on fire.”

Anderson and her neighbor quickly dialed 9-1-1 and tried to alert the people inside the house. After no answer came to the door they decided to grab the hose and remove the propane tank, which was on the deck near the fire.

It is not currently known what caused the fire, however Fire Chief Cliff Brausen did warn that with such dry conditions these types of incidents can turn dangerous very quickly. Brausen also praised the swift actions of Anderson and the other neighbours.

“Absolutely, they phoned 9-1-1 which is the first thing you should do when you see smoke or fire,” he said. “It was perfect action by the neighbours.”

He added that is was good to move the propane tank away, however suggests that residents should always ensure that actions like these are done with the utmost precaution.

“Your safety is your priority,” he said.

Brausen added that it’s great that neighbours watch out for each other and made the initial call to the Fire Department.

It is unknown at this time what caused the fire to start.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Customs and Classics shift into gear

The annual Customs and Classic Show and Shine was held July 14

High temperatures bring heat warning for Sylvan Lake and Eckville

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the next two days

PHOTOS: Chamber hosts first-ever golf tournament

Roughly 70 golfers took to the course at Meadowlands, Friday

Eckville and Sylvan Lake areas under thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada placed the region under the watch just before noon on Friday

Sylvan Lake takes first step towards Pogadl Park

A planning meeting was recently held by Council and user groups

Angry giant baby Trump balloon makes him feel ‘unwelcome’ in London

Trump told The Sun newspaper that he felt unwelcome in London because of protests, including a giant balloon that was being flown over Parliament on Friday.

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

Storm rips through Central Alberta

Hail pelts region causing damage to farmland, plus communities in Ponoka, Bashaw and Stettler

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Most Read