Pitt Meadows firefighters put out balcony blaze Saturday. THE NEWS – files

Heat lamp starts fire on Pitt Meadows balcony

Neighbour spotted the flames, called it in

Pitt Meadows firefighters and Ridge Meadows RCMP attended to a small fire at a residence Saturday afternoon.

RCMP say a heat lamp fell on to a chicken pen on the back deck of a home on McQuarrie Road, at about 2 p.m., causing a small fire.

Luckily, a next door neighbour spotted the blaze, called 911 and rushed over and used a garden hose to douse the flames. Pitt Meadows firefighters arrived shortly after. The resident wasn’t home at the time.

Read more: Fire chief says likely marauding bruin knocked over heat lamp

“She was lucky it was noticed by the neighbour, otherwise it would have been way worse, for sure,” said deputy fire chief Brad Perrie, Monday.

Perrie said the heat lamp likely ignited some straw in the pen, starting the fire on the deck. There was also some damage to the siding while a window blew out.

Perrie said that space heaters should not be left unattended, adding that space heaters cause lots of fires.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Free film for Ridge residents to mark Plastic Free July

The Story of Plastic can be viewed for free on any device

Seniors tennis society of Maple Ridge looking for new members

Club accepts anyone over the age of 55 into their ranks

Maple Ridge conservation group frustrated with lack of communication by city

ARMS concerned proposed development along Alouette River will go to fourth reading

Ridge Meadows recreation re-opens

Maple Ridge fitness centre and outdoor pool re-open; Pitt Meadows opens sports fields to groups

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

COVID-19 exposure on Vancouver flight

The Air Canada 8421 flight travelled from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6

Double homicide investigation leads Vancouver police to Chilliwack

A VPD forensics unit was in Chilliwack Saturday collecting evidence connected to East Van murders

VIDEO: Former Abbotsford resident giving away $1,000

Langley native Alex Johnson creates elaborate treasure hunt to give away cash

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

UPDATE: Abbotsford shooting victim was alleged ‘crime boss,’ according to court documents

Jazzy Sran, 43, was believed to have been smuggling cocaine across the border

Most Read