Blaze claims Cowichan Bay trailer

A man was taken to hospital with unspecified injuries after a fire in a Cowichan Bay trailer park last Saturday morning.

Cowichan Bay firefighters were summoned to the scene just before 8:30 a.m., and by the time they arrived, the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.

They managed, however, to limit the damage to nearby trailers and vehicles in the tightly packed park.

"If it had been dry weather with wind, that would have been a real issue," fire department captain Charlie Brown said. "As it was, it was damp and there was zero wind, so the flames shot straight up. It didn’t do any significant damage to the other trailers, but it could have been different on a windy day."

Fifteen firefighters were on scene with two engines and two tenders, their jobs made easier by the presence of hydrants in the park. It took about five minutes to extinguish the flames. As of Monday, the cause of the fire had not been determined.

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