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Fire crews knock down Fruitvale blaze in minutes

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven minutes of arrival to the scene,” Milne said. “There was a residential home close by that received some heat damage, but that was all.”

He said three crews attended, with eight firefighters from Fruitvale, three from Montrose and two from Trail.

He said there is no damage estimate at this time.

“Right now we have a crew on scene investigating the cause, which does not appear to be suspicious at this time,” he said.

No one was injured in the blaze.