Firefighters on scene of a truck/camper fire just off Highway 19 Monday, Aug. 6. — Photo courtesy of Bow Horn Bay VFD Facebook page

Firefighters on scene of a truck/camper fire just off Highway 19 Monday, Aug. 6. — Photo courtesy of Bow Horn Bay VFD Facebook page

UPDATE: Deep Bay, Bow Horn Bay crews fight grass fire

Quarter of an acre of grass burned on the side of the highway: fire chief

Firefighters from Deep Bay and Bow Horn Bay worked to put out a grass fire before it spread to nearby trees just off Highway 19 Monday, Aug. 6.

Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department chief George Lenz said the department was called out to a truck and camper fire. Lenz said while the department doesn’t know the cause of the fire, the owner said they saw smoke coming out of the camper and stopped driving.

The fire, Lenz said, flared up and kept burning.

Bow Horn Bay assisted with the fire to bring more water on scene, Lenz said.

“When we first got there, that’s the first thing we attacked as the vehicle and the camper were already a write off, so we didn’t want the fire to spread.”

Lenz said there was about a quarter of an acre of grass burned on the side of the highway.

No injuries were reported, according to Lenz.

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