Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to a fire in a wooded area near Coal Tyee Elementary School on Saturday. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Fire Rescue extinguishes fire at homeless camp

Fire occurred in wooded area between Coal Tyee Elementary and Northfield Road

Nanaimo Fire Rescue extinguished a fire at a homeless camp near Coal Tyee Elementary School on Saturday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the 2400 block of Nadely Crescent, although it actually occurred in a wooded area between the school and Northfield Road in the area leading to the Nanaimo Parkway, according to Martin Drakeley, Nanaimo Fire Rescue assistant fire chief.

“It was a 20-by-20 [foot] area that was actually a homeless encampment and again, we won’t really know what started it until we can get investigators out there, if they’re going to go. The damage was kind of restricted to all the belongings that were there.”

Drakeley said there was no injuries, as there was no one present at the camp.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: Firefighters putting out brush fire in East Wellington

Fire is in the area of a new development under construction near Shady Mile Way

Redliners park their rides for charity car show in Nanaimo

The Redliners Charity Car Show continues until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Country Club Centre

Florist announces bid for Nanaimo city council

Jim Turley, former owner of Turley’s Florist, intends to run in fall election

Development permit approved for condo project near Millstone River

Six-storey building planned for Barsby Avenue

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Motorcyclist dies as fire, crash happen at the same time on Nanaimo Parkway

Young male motorcycle rider collides with one vehicle, then struck by another

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

Driver angry after accident at north Nanaimo intersection

One patient taken to hospital after crash Friday at Enterprise Way and the old Island Highway

VIDEO: Silly Boat sailors serious about trying to win regatta

Soggy Bottoms 4Kids, a Protection Island Lions Club entry, hope to take Nanaimo Silly Boat title

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Most Read