Firefighters quickly doused a fire on a roof at a residential home on Dobler Road in Parksville on Wednesday afternoon, May 19.
The Errington Fire Department was first on the scene after receiving the call just before 3 p.m. They were later joined by the Parksville and Coombs-Hillier fire departments.
Errington fire chief Troy Bater said a backyard burn got up on the moss on the shingles and caught fire due to the windy conditions.
Fire crews at the scene quickly extinguished the fire. To make sure the fire was completely out, Bater said they had to punch a hole on the roof to look for hot spots.
There was nobody inside the home at the time of the fire.
— michael briones (@MikeBrionesJr) May 19, 2021