Brandon’s emergency services were kept busy yesterday evening with at least 2 structure fires, amongst other emergency calls.
Brandon Fire & Emergency Services were called to a home on Dominion Way in Brandon’s west end for a fire in a crawl space/basement around 7:40pm. Firefighters arrived and were able to extinguish the fire quickly. Multiple fans needed to be set up to help clear the home of smoke.
Firefighter/Paramedics were working in heat that felt like 35°C at the time with the intense humidity.
Later in the evening, at around 9:40pm both fire halls responded urgently to a home in Brentwood Trailer Courts that had been struck by lightning (according to witnesses/neighbours) and was on fire. Crews arrived and were able to quickly extinguish that fire while working in thunderstorm conditions. Extensive overhaul was needed to ensure the fire hadn’t spread throughout the walls/floor of the home.
There were thankfully no injuries at either of the fires according to fire and police officials.