Dashwood fire department responds to tiny home on fire

Dashwood volunteer firefighters responded to a tiny home on fire on Jan. 5. || Photo by Tyler Hay.
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Dashwood volunteer firefighters responded to a tiny home on fire on Jan. 5. When emergency crews arrived on scene around 3:45 p.m., the building was engulfed in flames, according to Nick Acciavatti, Dashwood fire chief.

“Fire crews worked the fire for about two hours to get it fully out and there were no injuries to firefighters or occupants,” he said in an emailed statement. He added the cause of the fire is not yet known.

The department responded with two fire engines, a tender and a rescue truck — the Qualicum Beach fire department also attended with a tender and an engine, which Acciavatti said was not used.

RCMP attended the scene for security, Acciavatti said, along with an ambulance on standby and Mainroad Mid Island Contracting for traffic control.

Heavy rain and poor driveway conditions made accessing the property a challenge, according to the fire chief.

Traffic along Highway 19A was down to one lane when emergency crews were on the scene.

Heavy rain and poor driveway conditions made accessing a tiny home on fire a challenge on Jan. 5, according to the fire chief. || Photo by Tyler Hay
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