Update: 10:30 am
No word yet on the cause of a fire in a mobile home park in Lumby.
One unit at the Valleyview Park at 446 Mabel Lake Road was fully engulfed when chief Tony Clayton and his crews arrived.
“With the one trailer, we saw a lot of flames and a lot of smoke, and it was already starting a second trailer,” Clayton tells Kiss FM.
Clayton says one mobile home is a compete write off, while two others were damaged.
“The second has extensive damage, and a third trailer had minor to major damage.”
The fire chief says it’s not known if anyone was home at the time, but he was not aware of any injuries.
The cause is under investigation.
Fire departments from Coldstream, Lavington and the BX assisted at the scene.
“We have manpower and tenders, plus we have a private water tender who is watching the bush for fires and hot spots,” adds Clayton.
Update: 9:30 am
The Lumby Fire department is responding to a structure fire in a mobile home park.
The site is at 446 Mabel Lake Road — the Valleyview Mobile Home Park.
At least one unit has been damaged.
It’s not known if anyone was injured.
The Lavington and BX fire departments are assisting at the scene.
Eyewitness Jeff Hopewell says it is not an interface fire and it doesn’t appear to be spreading.
He was not aware of anyone being injured.
Hopewell says a number of people raced out to see what they could do when they saw the plume of smoke just after 8:30 this morning.
The Lumby Fire department is responding to a structure fire.
It’s at 446 Mabel Lake Road, at the Valleyview Mobile Home Park.
The BX Swan Lake and Lavington fire departments have been called to assist.
Photo from Jeff Hopewell
Hopewell told us more from the scene:
“I’m pretty sure everyone is uninjured. It is not an interface fire and does not seem to be spreading. I did see a lot of trucks with three and four guys racing out to that plume of smoke though. There are many people in this town ready to act when necessary. It’s really good to see.”