Resident pushes burning vehicle out of Coldstream garage

Firefighters received initial reports of a structure fire in the 8700 block of Kalview Drive just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

There were some tense moments in a Coldstream neighbourhood.

Firefighters received initial reports of a structure fire in the 8700 block of Kalview Drive just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

“It was a vehicle the resident was restoring and the vehicle caught fire in the garage,” said Shane Code, Coldstream fire chief.

“There was extensive smoke and it presented as a structure fire to multiple callers. The gentleman managed to push the car out of the garage and the fire was extinguished by the time we arrived.”

Firefighters did some overhaul work and checked for any issues in the garage to ensure there wouldn’t be problems later on.