Woman taken to hospital after cabin fire in Campbell River

Woman taken to hospital after cabin fire in Campbell River
WatchThe cause of the fire at Rod 'N' Reel Resort hasn't been determined, but it's believed the woman was not supposed to be in the cabin.

One woman was taken to hospital Monday night after a fire at a cabin in Campbell River.

“I looked right over there and all I could see was flames,” said Colleen Krueger Jones who lives across the street and witnessed the fire.

“I mean the smoke and the flames. The flames were wild at first.”

According to Campbell River Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Bellefleur, the fire started around 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 in a cabin at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort in the 3800-block of the South Island Highway.

Bellefleur said a woman had already left the cabin when firefighters arrived. She was suffering from smoke inhalation and possible burns. The woman was taken to hospital by paramedics.

The Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort is a collection of dilapidated cabins that neighbours say has in the past been a haven for squatters and drug use.

They add it has been cleaned up in more recent months so it’s not clear if the woman was supposed to be there.

The owner of the resort did not want to talk to CHEK News about what happened.

Four fire engines and 16 firefighters worked to put out the fire. The blaze was contained in one cabin and did not extend to nearby cabins.

Two investigators sifted through the rubble Tuesday afternoon searching for the cause and origin of the fire.

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