ELKFORD FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INCIDENT REPORT: Vehicle Fire/Grass Fire
ELKFORD FIRE RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INCIDENT REPORT
- Incident: Vehicle fire/grass fire
- Location of Incident: Alpine Way and Boivin Forest Service Road
- Time and Date: 8:45 a.m. on September 27, 2022
- Personnel and Equipment Deployed: Seven personnel from the Elkford Fire Department, Engine-1342, Tender-1345 and Car-1342
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on September 27, the Elkford Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire off the Boivin Forest Service Road. Upon arrival, crews found an abandoned vehicle that was fully involved with a grass fire, igniting in a 20x20 foot area that was spreading. Crews first doused the surrounding area, stopping the advancing grass fire, before turning their attention to the vehicle.
“Thankfully, due to increasingly cooler temperatures in the morning, the grass fire was progressing slowly,” says Elkford’s Deputy Fire Chief, Enzo Calla. “Now if this had happened in July or August, when mornings are much warmer, the outcome would have been very different.”
Crews remained at the scene for approximately 1.5 hours while dousing hotspots. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and an RCMP investigation is underway. No injuries were reported.
The Elkford Fire Department wishes to thank all citizens who saw smoke and reported this fire to 9-1-1. They would also like to thank the Elk Valley RCMP, Sparwood Towing and the District of Elkford’s Public Works staff for their assistance.
An important reminder to residents that although autumn has arrived, temperatures are still unseasonably warm for this time of year. Please report all wildfires within the District of Elkford immediately by calling 9-1-1. Whether you’re enjoying the outdoors or spending time at home, remember to be FireSmart!
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