There is nothing left of a family’s van near Brenda Mine this Sunday. (Twitter)

There is nothing left of a family’s van near Brenda Mine this Sunday. (Twitter)

Van erupts in flames near Brenda Mine

It’s believed a family got out safely

2:30 p.m.

A van fire closed Highway 97C at Brenda Mine Sunday.

There’s nothing left of a van that caught fire around 1 p.m. in the westbound lanes.

One witness reports that a family escaped the fire and police were transporting them. Around 2 p.m. the highway was open to single lane traffic, said the witness.

DriveBC has not updated their initial report about a vehicle incident at Brenda Mine, and to expect delays and congestion.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

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