Colwood Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire at 1180 Island Highway on Sunday morning, Oct. 6. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Volkswagen van catches fire in Colwood parking lot

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

A Volkswagen van caught on fire in a Colwood parking lot on Sunday morning.

The Colwood Fire Resue responded to a call at 1810 Island Hwy. just after 11 a.m. to find a car engulfed in a blaze near a Wendy’s parking lot.

ALSO READ: Car catches fire on the highway south of Nanaimo

“Our crews extinguished the fire within six or seven minutes,” says Assistant Fire Chief Greg Chow. “We’ve determined that the fire began in the engine compartment and was making its way to the rest of the vehicle before we stopped it.”

Thirteen fire crew members were on-site, including members of the View Royal Fire Department.

READ MORE: Spontaneous combustion causes Sunday morning fire in Colwood

Chow says the owners of the vehicle were on site. The vehicle was unoccupied and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Laid-off hotel workers demanding the right to return to work at Victoria protest

Businesses in accommodation and food sector report laying off 80 per cent of workforce

Canadians with disabilities disproportionately hit by COVID-19 pandemic

More than four out of 10 British Columbians aged 70 and up have various disabilities

Esquimalt splash pad back in action

Esquimalt Adventure Park reopens July 6

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in South Okanagan

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

Victoria man dies after skydiving incident on Vancouver Island

34-year-old had made more than 1,000 jumps

Most Read