FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a blaze in a car's engine compartment this morning.

Car fire extinguished

Terrace firefighters were called out early this morning.

  • Dec. 14, 2011 2:00 p.m.

THERE WERE no injuries but a Terrace taxi was very badly damaged when a fire broke out in its engine compartment at approximately 7 am this morning.

Terrace firefighters quickly responded with one unit to the location of the taxi which was parked at the offices of Kalum Kabs on the 4400 Block of Lakelse Ave.

“We got called at shortly after 7 and when we arrived, the engine compartment was fully engulfed,” said Dave Jephson, the Terrace Fire Department’s on-scene commander.

“Our Number One concern was that the fire would spread to the building,” he added.

That concern was heightened because the vehicle was parked very close to the building which is an old wooden structure.

Jephson said the first sign of trouble came when the taxi’s driver reported that he smelled smoke.

“He had just come on shift and got a coffee and was on his way back to the office when he smelled smoke,” said Jephson.

By the time he parked, the fire had broken out, Jephson added.





Just Posted

River Kings take control of Steelheads in 9-6 win

The boys get another chance against Terrace when they play there on Nov. 23

Hazelton aces their way to gold at Grade 8 girls volleyball zones

Smithers schools grab silver and bronze at Prince Rupert Middle School tournament

William Griffin arrested in Houston homicide

RCMP have now arrested William Griffin, the man wanted in connection to… Continue reading

UNBC faculty strike enters second week in Terrace

Students, BC Nurses Union, and MP Taylor Bachrach visited picketing lines Friday

Family of Terrace man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Cold, stormy winter forecast across much of Canada, The Weather Network predicts

In British Columbia temperatures will be slightly above normal and precipitation will be just below normal

UPDATED: Vancouver Island’s Joe gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty case

Melissa Tooshley expected in court on Thursday in same case

Nineteen boats carrying invasive mussels stopped at B.C. borders

Waters of Columbia-Shuswap still test mussel-free

Woman ‘horrified’ after being told to trek 200 kilometres home from Kamloops hospital

‘I can’t get from Kamloops back to 100 Mile House injured, confused… no shoes, no clothes whatsoever’

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

UBC said 11 of its 32 students completing programs in Hong Kong have already left

Midget no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Duncan man gets suspended sentence in Teddy the dog cruelty trial

Joe also gets lifetime ban on owning animals

B.C. pushes for greater industry ‘transparency’ in gasoline pricing

Legislation responds to fuel price gap of up to 13 cents

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex-boyfriend for $2,000

After the two broke up, documents state, they agree to share custody of the dog, named Harlen

Most Read