Vehicle fire on Highway 97 near Birnie Road

Vehicle fire near landfill

A vehicle fire erupted near the Greater Vernon Landfill Sunday morning.

Deena Lehoux says she encountered the fire around 10:30 a.m. as she was travelling on Highway 97 near Birnie Road.

“It was fully engulfed when we got there, and when we went to leave, we had to wait about 15 minutes while the RCMP waited for some things to blow. When they did, we were able to drive away,” says Lehoux.

She said the vehicle fire was just off Highway 97 at the bottom of the hill that goes up to the landfill at Birnie Road.

Lehoux added she did not see the owner of the vehicle at the scene.

Crews were on scene working to put out the fire.

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