Sandwell beach fire

Gabriola firefighters extinguished a fire on the beach at Sandwell this morning.

It appears the fire was the result of someone’s unextinguished beach fire. The wind had spread it throughout the logs and it was heading for the grass on the dyke.

From Fire Hall Number 1, a number of our trucks responded: 5, 12, 4, and 7. A crew of 6 hiked in with a pump and tools to extinguish the fire. It took them about an hour to put it out.

Here’s a photo:

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In this shot you see firefighter Lee Dunbrack putting water on the fire.

Photo credit: Rick Jackson.

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