File photo

Vehicle fire near Jaffray spreads to surrounding grass; crews extinguish

Although the vehicle is a total loss, there were no injuries and the fire was fully extinguished.

The Jaffray Fire Department and the BC Wildfire Service worked together last night to extinguish a car fire on Highway 3/93 near Wardner, which spread to surrounding grass.

The incident, which occurred just before midnight last night, was initially responded to by RCMP and the Conservation Officer Service. The BC Wildfire Service assisted when the fire spread from the car to surrounding grass. A call for reinforcements was made to the Jaffray Fire Department, as the wildfire service is not equipped to combat vehicle fires.

The fire department responded with an engine and tender and seven firefighters in total.

“The quick work by all parties involved helped prevent the fire from spreading,” said Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hockley.

Although the vehicle is a total loss, there were no injuries and the fire was fully extinguished.

Just Posted

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo celebrates volunteers, sponsors

The Cranbrook Rotary Club honoured volunteers and sponsors of the Kootenay Rockies… Continue reading

Dynamiters open season with two wins

The Kimberley Dynamiters jumped right back into their winning ways on opening… Continue reading

Dynamiters honour former captain Gedny

Chase Gedny had the honour of dropping the puck for the Dynamiter’s… Continue reading

CBAL Kimberley offers communication course

This fall, CBAL, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, will be hosting… Continue reading

Kimberley gas leak now contained

Kimberley, B.C. – At approximately 11:12 a.m. this morning, the Kimberley Fire… Continue reading

WATCH: The Terry Fox Run in Kimberley

Kimberley community members gather to support cancer research and the Terry Fox Foundation

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

B.C. communities urged to improve access for disabled people

One in four B.C. residents has disability, most want to work

Sikh millworker lodges human rights complaint against Interfor, again

Mander Sohal, fired from Delta’s Acorn Mill, alleges discrimination based on religion and disability

UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

Authorities said the two victims were a man and a woman, both aged 18

Safety concerns resurface after fatal bus crash on Vancouver Island

Huu-ay-aht First Nations wants a safe route between Bamfield and Port Alberni

National weather forecasters predict average fall, cold winter

The Weather Network says precipitation will about average in most parts of Canada

Two dead, two in critical condition in highway crash near Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after it was closed in both directions

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Most Read