Husky gas station at 984 South Island Hwy., Campbell River, Feb. 12, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River gas station closed following report of ‘smoke in electrical room’

Fire department called as precautionary measure, says Husky Energy

The Husky gas station at 984 South Island Hwy. was closed on Tuesday afternoon following a report of smoke in the building’s electrical room.

Fire chief Thomas Doherty said crews found light smoke and a smoke odour after receiving a call about the incident at 12:18 p.m.

Firefighters isolated power to one of the electrical panels and smoke dissipated, Doherty said in an email.

“No fire was found and the property rep was advised to have an electrician attend the site for repairs,” Doherty said.

The station was closed by about 1:10 p.m. A station attendant said there was no electricity, and he referred questions about the incident to Husky Energy’s media relations department.

The station was still closed by around 3:30 p.m.

READ MORE: Campbell River firefighters reunite small dog with child after quelling blaze on Sunday night

READ MORE: Campbell River resident praises firefighters following furnace fire

READ MORE: No injuries after collapsed floor traps worker at former mill in Campbell River – fire chief

“The fire department was called as a precaution when the attendant noticed an issue with a circuit breaker,” said company spokesperson Kim Guttormson in an email.

Guttormson said that no fire took place and that the station will be open as soon as possible.

“We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this causes our customers,” Guttormson said.

Earlier in the day, firefighters responded to smoke at C.R. Metal Fabricators.

An engine block heater plugged into a forklift had malfunctioned, Doherty said.

“There’s no damage to the building, and just minor damage to the block heater itself,” Doherty said.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

28 townhouses on the way to 525 Dogwood

Council approves latest phase of development, but not before expressing traffic concerns

Diver discovers possible historic anchor off Campbell River

The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island… Continue reading

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

SRD chair, CAO to respond to 32 letters from Cortes Island

Board votes for responses in light of delegations being turned down

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read