Fire destroys bedroom in West Trail Saturday
A bedroom was consumed by fire in a house on Topping Street in West Trail this morning.
“At this 2114 Topping Street, it’s a rental unit with a unit on the bottom and a unit on the top. Nobody is occupying the bottom floor but there are two occupants on the top floor,” said Terry Martin, Regional Fire Chief.
“They had left around 10 this morning. One of the occupants came back around 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. I’m not exactly sure. He noticed that there was a fire in the bedroom,” said Martin. “He did a good job. He closed the door and he left and he called 911.
“With that door being closed, it kept the fire inside that bedroom so when the firefighters accessed that building, they were able to go in and knock the fire down right away.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and the amount of damage caused is still to be determined.
“What will happen is they will get an insurance investigator and an insurance adjuster and the insurance adjuster will determine the damage as a result of the fire,” said Martin.
“The one room is consumed, but they are able to occupy the rest of the building if they decide to. But that’s between the renters and the owner of the house.”