(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Vehicle fire extinguished at Rushbrook Floats

Fire crews say there were no injuries in the incident

Prince Rupert fire crews responded to a vehicle fire at Rushbrook Floats earlier this morning.

Deputy fire chief Jeff Beckwith said the report for a vehicle fire at the dock was received by the Prince Rupert Fire Department at 9:32 a.m..

Fire crews arrived at the scene two minutes later where they found the vehicle — a turquoise Ford stationwagon — in flames and thick black smoke.

“The vehicle was fully engulfed on our arrival,” Beckwith said.

Beckwith said the fire is not being considered suspicious at this time, but fire crews are still investigating.

“Good news, the dock infrastructure appears to be fine and no marine vessels were affected,” he added.

The vehicle’s owner — who was uninjured — was interviewed at the scene. The car had broken down and was in the process of being removed before bursting into flames.

READ MORE: Fire crews put out basement fire on 6th Avenue East

READ MORE: Squatters’ campfire leads to emergency response



newsroom@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Prince Rupert RCMP address Maclean’s report, city’s crime severity index numbers

New online crime reporting system coming to town this year as well

New deal between Ridley Terminals and Teck Resources will increase coal exports

Extension agreement between Ridley Terminals and Teck Resources to increase steelmaking coal shipments

Rupert Raiders prove themselves the Apex competitors

Team had to battle the elements, in addition to their opponenets, at Apex Outdoor Tournament

Senior Boys Rainmakers charge into the new year with tourney win

Mix of high powered offensive and shutdown defence lead Charles Hays to victory

Cold snaps all weather records in Prince Rupert

Coldest day of the Year? No. Coldest Day of the decade? No. Coldest day of the century? Maybe…

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Most Read