Officials say no one was hurt after an apartment unit caught ablaze near Rotary Beach Park in Campbell River.
Last night (Friday), Campbell River Fire says crews responded to the structure fire at a two-story complex in the 700-block of South Island Highway.
Firefighters were able to put out the flames, containing the fire to just one unit on the lower level.
The highway was blocked off for some time, causing drivers to detour. With this in mind, Campbell River Fire is sending out an important reminder for drivers: “Do not drive over our hose lines,” they say.
CR Fire respond to structure fire in a two story apartment complex tonight in the 700 Block of S Island Highway. Fire crews contained the fire to one unit on the lower floor, no injuries reported.
Note to the public: DO NOT DRIVE OVER OUR HOSE LINES. pic.twitter.com/vdcQ6WmfkE
— Campbell River Fire (@RiverCityFire) July 31, 2021
Meanwhile, on Wednesday afternoon (July 28th), crews were called to the Freshwater Marina after a 40-foot vessel was spotted on fire. They were able to isolate the fire to the vessel’s engine, and no injuries were reported.
Earlier that same day, a Wednesday morning fire at Beaver Lodge Forest Lands was contained quickly, thanks to the joint efforts of Campbell River Fire and the BC Wildfire Service.
According to fire chief Thomas Doherty, firefighters responded to the brush fire at around 6:30 am. Runners first reported the blaze.
Deputy fire chief Kelly Bellefleur told My Campbell River Now that firefighters hiked into the bush off Airport Main. They found the moving ground fire, measuring around 40’ X 40’, burning in and around a stump.
It took a big crew, lots of hose, and help from BC Wildfire Service to get things under control, Bellefleur noted.