Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department firefighters extinguish a blazing pile of refuse at a property in the 5900 block of Mellor’s Frontage Road. B.C. Conservation Officer Service was brought in to investigate the blaze. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)

Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department firefighters extinguish a blazing pile of refuse at a property in the 5900 block of Mellor’s Frontage Road. B.C. Conservation Officer Service was brought in to investigate the blaze. (Sean Coubrough/CSRD photo)

B.C. Conservation Officer Service investigating scrap fire on Shuswap property

Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department responded to blaze on April 22

Firefighters responding to a structure fire instead found a pile of scrap parts and refuse ablaze on a Ranchero property.

At 7:47 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, the Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department responded to a report of the structure fire in the 5900 block of Mellor’s Frontage Road.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Coordinator Sean Coubrough said upon arrival, firefighting crews determined it was not a structure fire, but a fire in a pile of scrap parts and other assorted refuse.

Firefighters proceeded to protect the surrounding structures and extinguish the blaze.

Coubrough said a B.C. Conservation Officer reponded and was investigating the cause of the fire to determine if there were any contraventions to provincial burning regulations, and whether any enforcement action was required.

The fire was completely extinguished by 9 p.m.

Read more: Small wildfire ignites in the Shuswap

Read more: ‘Stay local’: B.C. tourism groups back COVID-19 travel ban


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