Chimney fire causes $150,000 in damages to Maple Bay home
A chimney fire that spread into the attic of a home on Janet Place in Maple Bay caused approximately $150,000 in damages last night.
Maple Bay firefighters responded to the house fire in the 1200 block of Janet Place shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.
“The fire itself was out fairly quickly, but because of the restrictions to attic access and some false walls, we were in mop up (looking for hot spots, etc.) for awhile,” fire chief Andy Stewart said on Friday morning. “We were there until about 9 o’clock.”
Approximately 25 volunteer firefighters attended the scene in four trucks, and B.C. Ambulance paramedics were also called.
The residents of the house, who were at home when the fire started, were not injured.
North Cowichan’s local assistant to the fire commissioner, Rob Clark, confirmed a chimney fire caused the blaze.