A motorhome was a total loss after bursting into flame in Nanoose Bay Wednesday evening, July 5, 2017. — Margot Moser photo

UPDATE: Fire fully consumes motorhome, car in Nanoose Bay

One person injured, taken away in ambulance

A motorhome in Nanoose Bay is a writeoff after a fire last night (July 5).

The Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department got the call at 9:38 p.m. July 5 to a property just off Sea Blush Drive in Nanoose Bay, said training officer Denis Holme. Along with the fire department, the RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service attended the scene.

“It started in the motorhome and it extended into another vehicle and then into some trees,” said Holme, adding the motor home, which was on the property, was fully consumed.

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department chief Doug Penny said Thursday (July 6) morning, that both the motorhome and the car were “total writeoffs.” Penny also said the fire spread into the bush, which was dry, for about 50 metres.

Holme said the one person was injured and taken away by the ambulance, but said he didn’t know the nature or extent of the injuries.

While on scene last night, Holmes told The NEWS that the department were going to keep a crew with a tanker on scene to monitor for any hot spots.

On Thursday morning, Penny told The NEWS crews did not end up staying overnight.

“We felt that we had it fully extinguished and we did not stay overnight,” said Penny, adding that crews did follow up at the scene this morning, but found nothing.

Penny said the investigation into the cause of the first wasn’t complete, but he also said there’s not enough evidence to look at.

“It doesn’t really look like it’s ever going to resolve in a conclusion,” Penny said.

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