A Volkswagen van went up in flames this morning in a parking lot in Colwood.

The Colwood Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 11:04 a.m. at 1810 Island Highway. Emergency crews arrived to find a Volkswagen van in flames in a parking lot adjacent to Tim Horton’s and Wendy’s.

Assistant Fire Chief Greg Chow said there were no injuries and the fire was confined to the van itself. Crews were able to get the fire under control six minutes after arrival.

The owner of the vehicle was on scene when crews arrived, and Chow says they have taken her statement and opened an investigation.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Tim Ford