Multiple fire departments, Oceanside RCMP and Central Island Traffic Services responded to a fire at the Whiskey Creek Co-op gas bar on June 17, 2021. Highway 4 was closed between Chatsworth Road and Hilliers Road south for about four hours.
There were no injuries caused by the fire, according to Cpl. Stewart Egers of the Oceanside RCMP.
“Our goal in this investigation, as in any was to maintain public safety and determine if there was any criminality involved,” he wrote in an email to Oceanside News. “I can confirm that there were no injuries sustained as a result of the fire and that, after speaking to witnesses on scene, it was determined that the cause of the fire was not suspicious or criminal in nature.”
Drive BC reported at 8 p.m. that the highway was open with alternating single-lane traffic.