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Fire destroys empty trailer

Otter Point and Sooke fire departments responded to an early morning blaze.

  • May. 29, 2012 5:00 a.m.

The Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to a trailer fire around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The trailer was immersed in flames when fire crews arrived to the scene on the 3000-block of Michelson Road in Otter Point.

Approximately a dozen firefighters from the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire, with mutual aid from the Sooke Fire Rescue Service.

Located on a heavily treed lot, foilage surrounding the trailer began to burn.

“The trees right next to the trailer were starting to spark and burn, but once we knocked the fire on the trailer, the trees went out,” said Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief, Kevan Brehart.

Within half an hour the fire was controlled, and fire crews remained on the scene until about 4 a.m. to do clean up work.

The now charred mobile home functioned as an external building on the property, and no one was residing in the structure at the time of the fire.

One neighbour called the Sooke News Mirror to state that there was debris from an explosion in/at the trailer all over the road.

No one was harmed, and the cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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