An elderly occupant was rescued by a neighbor from a house fire in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, on March 8.
The Prince Rupert Fire-Rescue Department was called at 1:45 p.m. for a structure fire with a report of a person trapped. The initial on-duty crew of four firefighters with the deputy chief and chief responded.
On arrival, fire and smoke was venting from the Alpha side door and windows and the first floor windows on the Bravo side.
It was confirmed that one elderly occupant had been pulled out of the building by a neighbor, and there was no rescue required.
An interior attack was initiated and the crew knocked down most of the first floor involvement. When they encountered blocked access to the second floor, crews were pulled out of the structure.
Additional firefighters were called in and deployed two 1 3/4-inch hoselines, one 2 1/2-inch hose line and eventually utilized a master stream from the ladder truck.