Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Blazing motorhome almost ignites 5 storey building

A quick response by Kamloops Fire Rescue saved a brand news, 5 storey building from disaster Saturday night.
June 30, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Quick work by the firefighters averted a disaster in Kamloops.

At about 7 p.m., Kamloops Fire and Rescue crews were called to a motorhome fire on the North Shore.

The recreational vehicle was parked right up against a brand new building at 376 Tranquille Road. When the initial responders arrived they called for backup.

“It was called in quickly. Our guys were there quickly,” says acting assistant chief Rob Chalmers. “It hadn’t made its way into the interior which is always good,”

“It’s a bonus when we can hit it with water quickly while it’s on the exterior.”

The motorhome was destroyed and was towed away Sunday morning.

Chalmers says the 5 storey building is a new development with commercial space on the ground floor and residential above. “I had a drive by the building this morning (Sunday) and there is a fair amount of damage to one side of the building.”

Windows were blown out and there was some smoke damage.

Chalmers doesn’t think anyone is living in the building yet.

The fire isn’t considered suspicious.

To contact the reporter for this story email or call (250) 491-0331.

Crews quickly extinguish a motorhome fire in Kamloops Saturday night that was spreading to a nearby building.
Crews quickly extinguish a motorhome fire in Kamloops Saturday night that was spreading to a nearby building.
Image Credit: SOURCE/Google Maps

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Kamloops senior almost swindled out of $4,800
    KAMLOOPS - Yesterday, a Kamloops senior had a close call with a pair of brazen scam artists. Staff Sgt. Edward Preto says in a release that yesterday, Oct. 21, an elderly woman received a ph
  • TRENDING NOW: Ship honks at little girl
    This little girl begged a passing ship to honk its horn. It's safe to say she learned a lesson.
  • Police collar Kamloops break and enter suspect
    KAMLOOPS - A report of an in progress break and enter in downtown Kamloops led to the arrest of a 40-year-old man who is known to police. Yesterday afternoon, at 1:12 p.m., officers and poli
  • Feature film looking for extras in South Okanagan
    OLIVER - Calling all actors, a feature film is set to begin filming in the Oliver and Osoyoos areas next month and film crews are looking for extras. The film entitled  The Humanity Bur
  • How the Lafarge cement plant closure could cost you
    KAMLOOPS - The closure of the Lafarge cement plant won’t impact the City’s budget this year — but that could soon change. Lafarge announced this week it will keep a skeleto

View Site in: Desktop | Mobile