Thornhill Fire Dept. extinguishes fire near Copper River
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PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. -- The Thornhill Fire Department responded to a fire in the tree line near Copper River yesterday afternoon, with assistance from the RCMP and B.C. Wildfire.
Fire chief Rick Boehm said the location of the fire was down a trail only accessible by small vehicles or ATVs, meaning crews had to extend 1000-feet worth of fire hose to get to it.
He said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but what looked like a camping settlement was caught in the flames.
"Upon arrival I noticed the small travel trailer, a minivan, and a fairly large camping settlement -- so to speak -- in the bush line, and unfortunately it had already all been engulfed in fire," he said.
Bohm recommends that people with RVs double check their vehicle's safety equipment, make sure their propane systems are safe and check the batteries in their carbon monoxide detectors.