Firefighters were able to prevent a blaze in the Shawnigan Lake Mobile Home Park on Monday morning from spreading, but the unit where it started sustained significant damage.
â€œTheyâ€™re packed in pretty tight down there,â€ Shawnigan fire chief Keith Shields noted. â€œOur guys did a good job knocking it down quick.â€
The fire started just before 11 a.m. in the park at the south end of Wallbank Road, less than a kilometre from the Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department station.
The flames were contained to the front half of the mobile home, where they destroyed much of the inside.
â€œThere was structural damage and most of the contents were a loss,â€ Shields said.
The back half of the home sustained heat and smoke damage.
No one was injured in the fire. The occupant had left home around 8:30 a.m., although he returned once he learned of the situation. Thirteen volunteer firefighters were on scene for two hours.
The cause remains under investigation. Shields said investigators were â€œhaving a look at a couple of different things,â€ but that the fire did not appear suspicious.