Fire damages home, destroys car and fifth-wheel trailer in Bowser


WATCH: Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze in Bowser on Jan. 13, 2019. (Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department).

A fire in Bowser on Sunday night destroyed a car and fifth-wheel trailer, while also leaving an adjacent home badly damaged.

At around 6:44 p.m., the Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department, the Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department were called to a fire on Laurel Crescent at Callow Road in Bowser. A total of 29 firefighters responded.

When crews arrived, they found a fifth-wheel trailer and a car fully engulfed in flames.

Bow Horn Bay Fire Chief Geoff MacIntosh said the adjacent heat and flames spread to the home, which was about eight feet (2.4 metres) away. The fire destroyed the upper floor of the home before crews were able to extinguish the blaze.

There was significant water damage on the lower floor. All the occupants were able to get out of the house and were not injured.

MacIntosh said the cause of the fire is under investigation and the cost of the damage is still being assessed.


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