Tie Lake Transfer Station fire contained to site
Members of the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Department responded to a fire in the metals pile at the Tie Lake Transfer Station overnight.
“When we arrived on scene, several car hulks were fully involved and the fire was highly visible throughout the metals pile. While there were several trees in the immediate vicinity of the fire, our firefighters were able to knock the flames down and keep the fire contained before it spread,” said Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire & Rescue Services Deputy Chief Michael Hockley.
A total of 12 firefighters and six pieces of apparatus responded to the call, which came in at approximately 10:45 p.m. Firefighters stayed on the scene until 1:30 a.m. to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and all hot spots were completely cooled.
“This is another example of a fire that could have been much more serious if not for the action of our firefighters. Our communities are so lucky to have such dedicated men and women willing to answer the call,” added Hockley.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Jaffray Fire Hall non-emergency line at 250-429-3133.
Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire & Rescue Services photo