Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

6 fire departments respond after motorhome, motel unit catch fire in Dashwood

Fire officials say no injuries reported

No injuries were reported after six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort the evening of Dec. 4.

Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department was called to the fire at approximately 9:15 p.m. and requested mutual aid from the Bow Horn Bay, Coombs-Hilliers, Errington, Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments, according to Fire Chief Nick Acciavatti.

Crews arrived to find a motorhome on fire, which had spread to the motel unit next to it. Firefighters extinguished the bulk of the exterior fire and then entered the motel unit to extinguish the fire in the attic space inside, Acciavatti said.

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The fire was contained to the motorhome, motel unit and the attic space above it. The motel unit and motorhome were unoccupied at the time of the fire, according to Acciavatti.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Approximately 45 firefighters responded with the six departments. Crews remained on scene until 1 a.m. on Dec. 5.

— NEWS Staff

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Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

Six fire departments responded to a structure fire at the Riverside Resort in Dashwood the evening of Dec. 4. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)