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Campers help battle weekend vehicle fire near Big Bay: RCMP

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STORY UPDATE: Passenger suffers ‘serious injuries’ after vehicle fire near Big Bay

Another weekend, another vehicle fire.

This from Campbell River RCMP, after a vehicle crashed near Big Bay this past weekend. Mechanical failure was to blame, police say.

But the vehicle then caught ablaze, and the flames started to spread to a nearby forested area. According to the RCMP, officers used up five fire extinguishers to help stop the fire from further spreading.

Water from a private forestry company water truck was also used to battle the blaze, with officers manning the hoses.

Police say locals from nearby campsites helped douse the fire in the brush area until crews from the BC Wildfire Service – Coastal Fire Centre arrived.

“Big thanks to everyone on scene for keeping this event from turning into a disaster,” Campbell River RCMP says.

They continue, “Thankfully the occupants of the vehicle suffered only minor injuries. Amazingly, the driver was the one capable of accessing the water truck and got the pumps running.”

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Ethan Morneau
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