Close call for local fire crews Thursday afternoon. At 2:39 pm, Campbell River Fire Rescue responded to the report of a vehicle off the Duncan Bay Main Logging Road in the same area as a brush fire two months ago.
On arrival, crews discovered an abandoned pick-up truck that was completely destroyed by fire; the fire had extended to the grass adjacent to the truck.
Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty says “Campbell River Fire Rescue worked with the Wildfire Management Branch to contain and extinguish the fire which appears to be suspicious, and is under investigation.”
Doherty also adds that crews were fortunate winds were light and that the area had an old access road which served as a natural fire guard, preventing the fire from spreading into the standing timber.
– Contributed by Campbell River City Hall.