Help To Restore Power After A Fire On The Property 

43554254_1574310909483604_r.jpegOn November 19th at 4:30 am there was a fire on our property. It was a camper trailer tennant who had a faulty power bar catch on fire. She had left the property 3hrs earlier at 1:30am with her friend. We were alerted to a strange noise by our young bearded collie named Winnie. She started barking. Which woke my wife first, she got up and went to the window and said she could hear weird noises. I put on my house coat to let the dogs out and to see if I could see anything. That is when I realized our tennant Laura's breezeway was on fire. I yelled Laura's house is on fire, then scattered for my boots and ran out with two small fire extinguishers. When I got out there I realized that it would not be enough, I unloaded both extinguishers on the 6ft base of the fire with little to no effect. From there I ran to the windows of the trailer as it was not on fire and started banging on them worried our tennant may still be in there. Did that for a bit than ran to look for a hose but could not find enough length. I came back and pounded on the windows till it was too dangerous to continue. The fire department had been called by my wife the minute I told her the trailer was on fire, and the trucks were pulling up just as I was backing away, literally 9 mins later. It took them another 10-12mins till the first major amount of water was hitting the fire due to hydrant and property access. By the time they started fighting the fire back,  it's base was 30ft wide and the flames were 40ft high. Our tennant from the trailer was soon found by another mutual friend, who informed us that she was alive and well. The fire not only took everything my tennant owns, but it also took out our power line to the property, leaving us responsible for the reconnection, as the pole is privately owned. This is going to be a major cost to both us and the landlord. All we are asking for is assistance in the clean up costs, as that is solely on us and has already hit over $3000 in cost with still more to do. We had to borrow the funds to do this and have no idea how we are paying it back. The power being out is effecting a business office, another tennant and the main household on the property. Any help is very appreciated and extremely helpful in our time of need. We will update with all of our costs so you know where your money goes.


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Farron Vaughan 
Maple Ridge, BC
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