Salmon Arm firefighters knock down a stubborn blaze in a Countryside Mobile Manor trailer and also spray down surrounding trees to prevent the fire from spreading. -Image credit: Brad Shirley

UPDATE: Firefighters prevent blaze from spreading

Crews are battled a stubborn fire in Countryside Mobile Manor

Firefighters from three Salmon Arm halls responded to an early morning fire on Monday, July 17.

The fire on the roof of a trailer at Countryside Mobile Manor was called in shortly after 8 a.m.

Firefighters from hall 1, 2 and 3 responded to the fire in the mobile home park located on Highway 97B near the Salmon Arm Golf Course.

Fire Chief Brad Shirley says firefighters quickly knocked the blaze down but were unable to easily access the seat of the fire due to multiple layers of ceiling and tin roofs.

“As the structure was in close proximity to trees and a forested area, crews also sprayed down adjacent trees and vegetation to prevent embers or sparks from causing possible additional problems,” says Shirley, who notes crews were on scene for four hours and an investigation is continuing.

There were no injuries to the homeowner or firefighters.

“The firefighters definitely deserve credit for their work today,” said Shirley Monday. “It was hot enough in these temperatures with just their turnout gear on; to add additional weight of breathing apparatus, climbing ladders and swinging axes. makes for strenuous work.