Two men hurt in vehicle fire in Squamish Thursday | Squamish Chief

Two men hurt in vehicle fire in Squamish Thursday

Co-ordinated effort to put out flames before they spread: District

Two men were hurt in a vehicle fire on the Stawamus Forest Service Road beside the Stawamus Chief, on Thursday afternoon (July 30).

The men had rolled their "backroad" vehicle down the hill from the FSR and it had burst into flames, according to an RCMP news release.

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Both men were treated for injuries and transported to the hospital.

“Squamish Fire Rescue worked in collaboration with BC Wildfire Service to establish a joint incident command,” said the District’s Christina Moore in an emailed statement Friday.  

“While the incident was technically outside District of Squamish boundaries, local proximity of the Squamish Fire Rescue crew enabled them to reach the scene quickly. The highly co-ordinated efforts among all first responders was vital to this quick attack and successful outcome to eradicate the wildfire threat.”

Sea to Sky Gondola staff also worked to put out the fire spreading fire, the RCMP release states.

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Source: SQUAMISH RCMP

"We are expecting and preparing for a busy August long weekend and our hope is that people are safe in their adventuring and make smart decisions about where the rec and how they do it," said Sgt. Sascha Banks.

"We are noticing, as is everywhere else in tourism areas of B.C., there in an increased volume of people in the Sea to Sky and this increases the pressures on our communities, emergency services, Search and rescue teams, and our residents. Today we were lucky that the fire was put out quickly and those involved weren't more seriously injured."

The road was blocked for some time as crews remained on the scene to ensure the fire was out, police said.

*Please note, this story has been updated since it was first posted to reflect that Squamish Fire Rescue was also involved. This was not information we were given originally.

 

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