Deep Cove's Raven pub regulars can thank a couple quick thinking patrons for saving their watering hole from a potentially devastating fire Monday.
Ryan Mulligan was outside the pub for a smoke Monday evening when he saw flames beginning to rise from the upper patio. "I ran into the bar and told the bartender to phone 9-1-1 immediately and proceeded to race up the stairs into the kitchen and told the guys in the kitchen that they should all get out," Mulligan said.
Another customer, a retired Delta firefighter, beckoned Mulligan to the upper deck. "The fire just started to get going. It was probably about two or three feet high at that point," Mulligan said. "Boy, the fire guy, he jumped into action and hit it with the extinguisher about three times. Then he said, 'Grab that tool over there.' So I grabbed a crowbar and we started ripping off the siding. We kept hitting it because the fire was extending underneath the siding."
The two had the flames out before District of North Vancouver firefighters arrived.
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