Just minutes after a load of cardboard was dropped off at a local recycling depot, flames were shooting from the pile.
Vernon Fire Rescue Services was called to a fire at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Wednesday at approximately 2 p.m., where flames could be seen from a pile of cardboard on site.
“They (BFI Progressive) dropped off a load and five minutes later it was on fire,” said an employee on scene. “Just a regular run.”
Smoke billowed over neighbouring homes and businesses as crews hosed down the flames and got the fire quickly under control.