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Campbell River emergency crews prevent vehicle fire from turning to ‘full-scale forest fire’

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Police in Campbell River were kept busy all weekend, starting their search for a suspect in what’s believed to be arson. 

Early yesterday morning (Sunday), the Campbell River RCMP was first on scene after a vehicle was spotted on fire near the Cranberry Junction.

“Several officers fought the blaze preventing a full-scale forest fire in the tinder-dry conditions until fire crews could arrive,” the RCMP says.

According to police, it’s believed the fire was sparked intentionally. They’re now seeking witnesses, asking them to call the detachment at (250) 286-6221 with any information.

But this isn’t the first fire this area of town has seen in recent weeks. Last Monday (July 12th), the Campbell River Fire Department was called to put out a brush fire near Cranberry Lane. They said that blaze had also originated from a vehicle.

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Meanwhile, the Campbell River RCMP says various other incidents kept officers on their toes this past weekend; bear spraying, post nightclub fights, and parties with underaged drinking and fighting were all calls of note. 

They also say an officer waded into the Campbell River at 1:00 am this past Saturday to rescue a 51-year-old local man who was disoriented, confused, and seemingly blind. 

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