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Suspicious vehicle fire near Campbell River puts forest in danger

A pickup truck burns off the Duncan Bay Main logging road on Thursday. - City of Campbell River photo
A pickup truck burns off the Duncan Bay Main logging road on Thursday.
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A suspicious vehicle fire on a local logging road threatened to ignited a forest fire on Thursday.

Campbell River Fire Rescue responded to the report of a vehicle fire off the Duncan Bay Main Logging Road at 2:39 p.m. in the same area as a brush fire two months ago.

On arrival, crews discovered an abandoned pick-up truck that was completely destroyed by fire. The fire had extended to the grass adjacent to the truck.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty says, “Campbell River Fire Rescue worked with the Wildfire Management Branch to contain and extinguish the fire which appears to be suspicious, and is under investigation.”

Doherty also adds that crews were fortunate winds were light and that the area had an old access road which served as a natural fire guard, preventing the fire from spreading into the standing timber.

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