Firefighters got to see the sun rise over the waters off Chemainus but only through the smokey haze of the blaze they were fighting.
The fire in a two-storey structure along the Chemainus shoreline was still being tended to at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning though the initial call out came around 4:30 a.m.
That’s according to Ladysmith fire chief Ray Delcourt.
His Ladysmith crew attended the fire with a ladder truck and was able to park that vehicle in an apartment building’s lot above the structure and extend the ladder out over top.
But work was also done from around, on top and inside the building as well.
The fire was just north of the BC Ferries terminal serving the Thetis-Penelakut route.
A BC Ferries spokesperson has confirmed, however, that the sailings are running as scheduled.
Hi there, sailings between Chemainus / Thetis / Penelakut /are running as per usual. 🙂 ^eb
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) February 28, 2018
Crews from Chemainus and Crofton fire departments were the first on scene, followed by Ladysmith and then North Cowichan’s South End.
More to come as it becomes available.