Residents of Jaffray helped stop what could have been a serious fire.
Members of the community’s Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon at a residence.
The blaze had started in a pick-up truck and quickly spread into nearby trees.
Elk Valley and South Country Rural Chief Dave Boreen says neighbours in the area were instrumental in keeping the situation contained and controlled.
“This had the potential to be a much more serious event,” Boreen says. “The truck had diesel fuel storage tanks in the back, conditions are tinder dry and we had gusty winds all afternoon. The neighbours and firefighters did a tremendous job today.”
The vehicle was heavily damaged, but there was no damage to the nearby residence or surrounding structures.
– Jeff Johnson, with files from the Regional District of East Kootenay