A Jeep caught fire Tuesday morning on Island Highway East near Nanoose. - Philip Wolf photo

Jeep bursts into flames on highway near Nanoose Bay

Emergency crews responded to blaze at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday

A Jeep caught fire Tuesday morning, causing delays to southbound traffic on Island Highway East near Nanoose.

Emergency crews responded to the incident near Arbutus Grove Provincial Park at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department chief Doug Penny said nobody was in the Jeep when emergency crews arrived on scene but that it was “fully involved.”

Putting out the fire was a joint effort between Nanoose and Lantzville fire departments.

Sgt. Stephen Rose with the Oceanside RCMP said no one was injured in the fire and that the vehicle was already being towed when officers arrived.

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