Wednesday, May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

Firefighters douse West Eagle Drive shed, RV

Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) personnel responded to reports of an outbuilding on fire in the 300 block of West Eagle Drive on Saturday afternoon.

“An RV and a nearby storage shed were consumed with flames that extended into the surrounding trees and ground cover,” reported SSIFR Capt. Warren Nuyens in a media release. “Crews were able to knock down and control the spread of the fire with handline attacks from two apparatus. Water was supplied to the scene using a tender shuttle operation that fire department members train on regularly. Fifteen firefighters were on scene with no reported injuries.”

The fire was called in by nearby Sun Eagle Drive resident John Cade, who heard bangs and other strange noises coming from the property and went to investigate. He said he could see flames coming from a shed.

Cade said neighbourhood residents are especially concerned about fire as the area is very rocky and dry, contains a lot of broom, has no fire hydrants and only one exit.

Nuyens said the cause of the fire had not been immediately determined.

SSIFR were called to the same property in November of 2021 when a cabin was destroyed by fire there.

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