Firefighters were able to quickly knock down a fire in a trailer this afternoon.
B.C. Ambulance Service, Nanaimo RCMP, B.C. Hydro and four Nanaimo Fire Rescue engines were on scene in the 2300 block of Barclay Road following reports of a structure fire at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.
According to Nanaimo Fire Rescue assistant chief Troy Libbus, crews first arrived to find the back end of a trailer on the lot completely engulfed in flames. Libbus said it took the first crews only a matter of minutes to put out the blaze.
“Crews pulled the lines right away and did a quick knockdown. Other engines quickly came in and we had crews go inside to search the building and no one was found,” he said.
The building suffered extensive damage to the rear and heavy smoke damage throughout the rest of the structure. The cause of the fire is undetermined and not deemed suspicious at this time.
A vehicle on the lot was also ablaze during the incident, reportedly caused by radiant heat from the structure fire.
Libbus said security will be brought in overnight to watch the property and the fire loss prevention department will be on scene Monday, Nov. 6.
“Just a reminder to the public: check your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors save lives,” said the assistant fire chief.