Firefighters dodge discarded needles at Duncan brush blaze

North Cowichan’s South End firefighters respond to a blaze on the dike on Beverly Street in Duncan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)North Cowichan’s South End firefighters respond to a blaze on the dike on Beverly Street in Duncan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Firefighters wade through long grass. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Firefighters wade through long grass. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Discarded needles littered the area where the fire occurred. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Discarded needles littered the area where the fire occurred. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Firefighters park on the dike to handle a nearby garbage fire. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Firefighters park on the dike to handle a nearby garbage fire. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

North Cowichan’s South End firefighters were called to a fire in the area just north of the dike behind Fun Pacific off Beverly Street Monday evening just before 5:30 p.m.

They arrived to find a pile of garbage on fire at a homeless camp. It was quickly extinguished.

Firefighters had to watch their step carefully as they dodged used needles that littered the area.