Vernon firefighters prepare to douse a fire in the cardboard pile at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Wednesday afternoon.

Vernon firefighters prepare to douse a fire in the cardboard pile at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Wednesday afternoon.

Fire sparked in cardboard pile

Vernon firefighters battle blazing cardboard at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot



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.