Traffic flowing again on Nisga’a Hwy

Camper fire has burned out sufficiently to allow vehicles to pass safely on the highway

  • Aug. 24, 2012 10:00 a.m.

TRAFFIC IS moving again on the Nisga’a Hwy as a camper fire is now safe enough for vehicles to pass.

Flaggers arrived to direct traffic past the blaze site about 10 km north of Terrace on the Nisga’a Hwy that halted vehicles for a couple of hours.

After 8 p.m. Aug. 24, a camper caught fire but the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, got out safely.

Police were at the scene shortly afterward and placed their vehicles across the lanes with lights flashing to keep traffic and any onlookers far enough away from the blaze.

Since the blaze ignited outside the fire protection area, Terrace city firefighters were not dispatched to the site.

Witnesses said there were several explosions, which they believed were the tires.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: No injuries following fire at Terrace seniors’ complex

Old Skeena Bridge is reopened following a fire at Twin River Estates

Ice Demons returning to CIHL for 2018-2019 season

Central Interior Hockey League will return with five teams after shrinking last season

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

30-year old woman charged in Scott Avenue homicide

Mila-Ann Watts faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder

Gitxsan chiefs ‘close’ territory to recreational fishery

DFO will not enforce the conservation measure that rejects data from Tyee Test Fishery

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Chinese medicine practitioner in B.C. facing historical sex assault charges

71-year old Kit Wong practiced acupuncture from his home during the time of the assaults

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. woman set for trial in Alberta as animal cruelty investigation continues in home province

Karin Adams was discovered with eight dogs in Alberta weeks after having 16 dogs seized in Quesnel

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Most Read