Hammond Bay house fire sends 1 to hospital, displaces 3 others

By Ian Holmes
May 9, 2018 - 9:36pm Updated: May 9, 2018 - 11:12pm

A woman has burns to her arm after a cooking fire took off Wednesday night in the Hammond Bay area.Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — A woman has burns to her arm and three other people were displaced when a cooking fire burned out of control at a Hammond Bay home.

Multiple Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews responded to a Norton Rd. home near Yorkshire Terr. Wednesday at 7 p.m. to snuff out flames contained to a second floor suite.

Captain Tom Krall told NanaimoNewsNOW on scene a woman was burned trying to fight off the flames and was sent to hospital.

“There is heavy smoke damage throughout the house, however damage to the actual structure itself is minimal, our crews did an excellent job."

Krall said the house is not habitable and all four occupants will have shelter temporarily provided.

He noted their fast response helped minimize damage caused by the non-suspicious blaze.

“Whatever was cooking there really got it going, but with our Station #3 just down the road we were here quickly.”


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