The Oyster River Fire Department fights a fire that caught at Pacific Playgrounds early Saturday. Photo supplied

Oyster River Fire Rescue battles RV fires

Fire started in one RV and spread to another in the Saratoga Beach area

Oyster River Fire Rescue got called out in the early hours of Saturday morning to battle a blaze in the Saratoga Beach area.

The fire started in a recreational vehicle at Pacific Playgrounds Resort and Marina.

“We got paged at about 12:35 a.m.,” said fire chief Bruce Green.

At the site, they found one RV had caught fire and spread to a second one nearby. No one was injured in the incident, and the fire did not spread beyond the two RVs.

“The RVs were just there for storage,” Green said. “There was nobody living there.”

RELATED STORY: Oyster River Fire Department hands out awards

There were reports of a loud noise at the time, which the fire chief said was the result of an explosion.

“There was a 20-lb. propane tank that did explode,” he said.

About 20 members of Oyster River Fire Rescue attended the call and were on site until about 2:30 a.m., while Green stayed a bit later on watch as a precaution.

At this time, there is no indication of what caused the fire to start.

“We’re in the investigation stage still,” Green said.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



The Oyster River Fire Department fights a fire that caught at Pacific Playgrounds early Saturday. Photo supplied

Just Posted

Vancouver Island man warning others through video following cyber attack

Julian White had his online portfolio hacked less than two weeks ago.

Juno-nominated teen Vancouver Island singer to appear on ‘American Idol’

Lauren Spencer-Smith up for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for ‘Unplugged, Vol. 1’

Painful Truth: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

When the forestry industry caught a cold in the 1970s, it was enough to sicken the entire economy

Island Inked magazine cover hopeful receiving strong local voting support

Chemainus Secondary grad and Ladysmith resident a strong contender for the top prize

Victoria to see extra ships after cruise company cancels Asia tour in wake of COVID-19

Coronovirus fears cause Celebrity Cruises to head west early

Rail disruptions expected to continue after new protest sites emerge

Nationwide rail and road blockades have been popping up for weeks

Demonstrators plan to shut down Pat Bay Highway Wednesday afternoon

Protest is in support of Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Fake meat and a latte? Starbucks adds Beyond Meat in Canada

The Seattle roaster has talked about introducing plant-based patties in the U.S., but has yet to do so

Groundhogs got it wrong: spring isn’t coming soon, Weather Network says

The only part of B.C. to warm up early will be Victoria

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Saanich man involved in cross-border drug smuggling sentenced to nine years

William Milton Barnes pleaded guilty to three charges related to drug delivery

Seven years later, Nanaimo animal trapping bylaw still isn’t approved

Animal trapping bylaw requires provincial approval before it can be adopted

Free youth transit push denied in Greater Victoria

Victoria Regional Transit Commision votes tied 4-4

Most Read