Early morning fire causes extensive damage to home near Charlie Lake

The remains of the Polley's home. Photo submitted.

CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – On Wednesday, February 14th at 1:49 a.m., the Charlie Lake Fire Department responded to call of a structure fire on 269 Road.

The occupants of the home were woken by their smoke alarm and called 911. Twelve firefighters and two fire trucks arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire and upon arrival, smoke could be seen coming from the home.

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The Fort St. John Fire Department was called in to assist with water provision, while assistance from Taylor was required as they sent an additional five firefighters and one fire truck.

Crews remained on scene for several hours until hot spots were put out as there was extensive damage done to the home, but many possessions were salvageable. The occupants were not injured.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for Ivan and Shauna Polley with $400 of the $5,000 goal raised as of Thursday evening for the affected couple.

To donate for the Polley’s visit: www.gofundme.com/relief-for-the-polleys

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