Campbell River residents had the best view

Quadra blaze lights up night sky

A fire on Quadra Island that lit up the night sky Sunday quickly caught the attention of Campbell River residents.

A fire on Quadra Island that lit up the night sky Sunday quickly caught the attention of Campbell River residents.

“We were getting lots of people calling from Campbell River,” said Sharon Clandening, fire chief of the Quadra Island Volunteer Fire Department.

About 30 firefighters from the Quadra department fought the blaze which started in a garage on Whiskey Point.

“It was fully involved when we arrived around 8 p.m., which is why everyone in Campbell River saw it before we did,” Clandening said.

The garage, which is detached from the home, was destroyed in the blaze that kept crews busy until after midnight.

Clandening said although the homeowners were home at the time of the blaze, no one was injured and no one had to be evacuated as the fire was confined to the garage.

“Just the garage burned and the garage is where it started,” Clandening said. “It was a detached garage, lucky for them.”

 

Clandening said the cause of the fire is still under investigation but added the blaze was not “weather related.”