WATCH: Viewer video of Crofton explosion after log stacker fire on Shoal Island
A huge explosion shook Crofton Monday afternoon after a log stacker on Shoal Island caught fire.
it happened at the Shoal Island Dryland Sort and witnesses say flames were sent shooting 20 metres — or about 70 feet — into the air.
Nearby residents were rocked by the blast caused when a tire exploded.
You can see a large amount of smoke billowing into the sky in a viewer video above posted to Facebook.
The operator managed to exit the stacker and there are no reports of any injuries.
Crofton fire crews say the stacker was engulfed in flames when they arrived and called in neighbouring fire departments for assistance including Chemainus.