Compressor sparks fire Monday morning

Fire fighters raced to Maughan Road to when alarms came in from K2 Stone Monday.

The flames broke out shortly before 8 a.m., but in spite of a lot of noise from alarms combined with plenty of smoke, the blaze turned out to be minor, said Capt. Ennis Mond, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, and workers had snuffed the flames by the time firefighters arrived.

"There was fire in their compressor room," Mond said. "It was an older- style, no name brand compressor. It let go and they used two fire extinguishers and put it out."

Fire damage was confined to the compressor and no one was injured.

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