(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

(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.

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