Firefighter Jared Anaka soaks down a fire in a trash can at Terminal Park Mall Thursday.

Firefighter Jared Anaka soaks down a fire in a trash can at Terminal Park Mall Thursday.

Trash can doused at Terminal Park

Firefighters make certain trash can fire snuffed at shopping plaza.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue made certain a trash can fire was thoroughly snuffed at Terminal Park Mall Thursday. Firefighters were called to soak down the outdoor waste bin after a small fire that broke out in it had already been knocked down by mall tenants with a fire extinguisher shortly before 4 p.m.

Firefighters in Nanaimo respond to numerous trash can and landscape fires – often caused by carelessly discarded cigarettes – plus false alarms weekly.