The Charlie Lake fire department has responded to a number of incidents over the last few weeks.
On July 30, firefighters were called to a structure fire at the Canfor lumber mill around 7:30 p.m. Employees had extinguished the majority of the fire by the time crews arrived, and three firefighters extinguished several hotspots in the building. There were no injuries.
On July 24, crews were called out to Grandhaven around 4:55 a.m. and found a three-bay shop on fire. Mutual aid for water and manpower was brought from Fort St John and Taylor. The crews battled the blaze for several hours before extinguishing all of the hot spots. There were no injuries, and the cause is under investigation.
On July 18, firefighters were called to a house fire at the Shady Acres trailer park. The fire had extended into the roof of a modular home by the time firefighters arrived, and it took firefighters approximately two hours to extinguish the stubborn blaze. Extra manpower and equipment was brought in from Fort St. John to fight the fire. There were no injuries.