An RV fire just off the Alberni Highway near Parksville had five fire departments respond Sept. 28. — Parksville Volunteer Fire Department photo

Evening fire leaves four RVs destroyed in Coombs

Five fire departments respond to Sept. 28 fire

An RV fire just off the Alberni Highway near Parksville had five fire departments respond the evening of Thursday, Sept. 28.

The Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department received a call at about 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, and responded to an RV storage yard located on the 1700 block of the Alberni Hwy., said Coombs-Hilliers fire chief Aaron Poirier.

“(Upon arrival) there were four RVs on fire,” said Poirier. “We had propane tanks venting (and) heavy fire showing.”

Multiple apparatus were involved in putting out the fire, with Parksville, Qualicum Baach, Errington and Dashwood fire departments also responding.

After several hours, four of the RVs were destroyed, while a fifth was damaged, said Poirier.

No one was injured.

Asked what might have caused the fire, Poirier said an investigation is underway.

— NEWS Staff

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