Fire damages house in French Creek

Parksville and Qualicum Beach firefighters responded to a house on fire on Barclay Crescent in French Creek Wednesday morning.

Parksville firefighters open a front door to allow smoke to exit a home on Barclay Crescent in French Creek Wednesday morning.

Parksville firefighters open a front door to allow smoke to exit a home on Barclay Crescent in French Creek Wednesday morning.

FRENCH CREEK – Smoke billowed from the roof of a house in French Creek Wednesday morning, as firefighters rushed in to get a fire under control.

Firefighters from Parksville and Qualicum Beach responded to calls of smoke coming out from under the house’s roof at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The home, on Barclay Crescent, was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

A passer-by said he saw the smoke and entered the home to make sure no one was inside. He added he notice a back window was open, saying he then used the garden hose to start fighting the fire — which he said seemed to be coming from the kitchen area.

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