Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

Thanks to a neighbour, homeowners in Wilmer escaped an early morning fire on February 13.

Invermere Fire Rescue responded to a call at 1 a.m. for a structure fire on Mays Avenue where 10 firefighters and three apparatus showed up.

“Firefighters’ quick actions were able to contain the fire to two outbuildings and a neighbour’s shed, and only minor damage to the house,” Fire Chief Jason Roe told the Pioneer.

Roe said a neighbour notified the sleeping owners of the situation, and fortunately no injuries were reported. A crew remained on scene until approximately 6 a.m. to watch for hotspots.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.