The driver of this vehicle managed to pull over quickly when he saw smoke coming out of the dashboard, likely saving a nearby forested area from catching fire. Photo: Submitted

The driver of this vehicle managed to pull over quickly when he saw smoke coming out of the dashboard, likely saving a nearby forested area from catching fire. Photo: Submitted

Midway fire department has busy week

Volunteer firefighters responded to several incidents starting July 9

Midway Fire and Rescue (MFR) responded to a string of emergencies last week, ending with a hog fire at Vaagen Fibre Wednesday, July 14.

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Volunteer firefighters arrived at the fire at around 8:30 a.m., following a report by mill staff, Fire Chief Mike Daloise told The Times. Crews quickly had the situation under control, using a purpose-built nozzle to quell the smouldering heap. The fire was extinguished around five hours later, after a joint effort by firefighters and mill workers.

The department on July 9 put out a vehicle fire in the Mill Beach area, across from Vaagen, on the south side of the Kettle River. Firefighters arrived at around 2 p.m., after Daloise said an electrical issue likely caused a fire in the vehicle’s dashboard. Daloise credited the driver for having managed to pull over quickly and away from trees lining the beach. No one was hurt in the fire.

MFR on July 5 responded to a highway incident that saw two people airlifted to hospital. The incident happened north of Rock Creek, when a motorcycle carrying two people fell over while the bike was travelling at highway speed. Both suffered “serious injuries” and were airlifted by a BC Ambulance helicopter, Daloise said.


 

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Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers put water into a hog fire at Vaagen Fibre Wednesday, July 14. Photo: Submitted

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers put water into a hog fire at Vaagen Fibre Wednesday, July 14. Photo: Submitted