Fire destroys BX shed

A legal, controlled burn got away from a resident and kept the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department busy for several hours Saturday afternoon.

The resident had been doing some burning at some property on Hitchcock Road, and watched as his pile had burned down to almost nothing.

“He left for only 15 minutes to go and feed his horse and something in that pile stirred up,” said fire chief Bill Wacey.

“He thought the fire was out.”

The resulting fire destroyed a dilapidated old storage shed on the property, as well as eight 60-feet high pine trees.

Eighteen volunteer firefighters from the BX department were joined by three from the Silver Star department and one from Armstrong, who happened to be in the area.

“We needed everyone,” said Wacey, of fighting the blaze for close to three hours.

There were no injuries in the incident.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Saturday marks one year since Jose Figueroa took sanctuary in Walnut Grove church
Metro Vancouver sticks with incinerator forecast despite skeptics
B.C. cities demand greater oil pipeline scrutiny, safety
Car thefts in Langley down by 74 per cent in past 10 years
Kelvin dad to run for school trustee
Council rookie and vet announce candidacy
Teen charged with Szendrei murder named online
Preventing kitchen fires is the focus of Fire Prevention Week
Club O Zone drops price

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.