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Salmon Arm fire department responds to one of best kinds of fire calls

Vehicle fire extinguished without any major destruction
Firefighters respond to a vehicle fire on 10th Street SE on Monday, May 4 about 2 p.m., which owners were able to extinguish. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

All in a day’s work for the Salmon Arm Fire Department, and one of the best kinds of fire calls.

Three fire department vehicles responded to a vehicle fire on 10th Street SE about 2 p.m. on Monday, May 4.

Fire Chief Brad Shirley said the owner had a dry chemical fire extinguisher so he was able to pretty well put the fire out himself.

Shirley said it was a small electrical fire on the underside of the engine, and appeared to have caused minimal damage to the vehicle.

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Martha Wickett

About the Author: Martha Wickett

came to Salmon Arm in May of 2004 to work at the Observer. I was looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of the Lower Mainland, where I had spent more than a decade working in community newspapers.
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