CUMBERLAND, B.C. – It was a hot start to the weekend for the Cumberland Fire Department.

Crews were called out to a reported structure fire on Kendal Avenue. Deputy Fire Chief Craig Windley said when he arrived on scene, there were “no visible flames”, but the whole upper floor was full of smoke.

He said firefighters entered the home, and discovered the fire was in the dryer machine.

“We ventilated, put the dryer outside and we cleaned up,” he said.

“Just keep your dryers clean. It’s one of those things that can happen. It could have been wiring, it could have been what material was in it, it could have been dryer lint. I honestly couldn’t say how it started, but just keep your dryers clean and vacuum them out.”

Windley said no injuries were reported from the scene.

-With files from Lena Pawluk