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Truck explodes, bursts into flames near Qualicum Beach Wednesday morning

It was spectacular and devastating but fortunately nobody was injured when a vehicle burst into flames just north of Qualicum Beach early Wednesday morning.

Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the driver of a 1999 Ford pickup truck travelling north on Highway 19 just north of Corcan Road suffered an engine malfunction at about 2:43 a.m.

“The driver exited the vehicle and it was soon engulfed in flames,” Foreman said.

“The fire department and EMCON Services were on the scene with a rapid response and extinguished the fire.”

The single male occupant of the car, from Cumberland, was not injured in the incident, but the vehicle was completely gutted.

No charges were laid in conjunction with the incident.

 

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