The Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, BC Emergency Health Services, RCMP and BC WIldfire Service on the scene at Hillside Drive in Wildwood on Monday, April 19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

The Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, BC Emergency Health Services, RCMP and BC WIldfire Service on the scene at Hillside Drive in Wildwood on Monday, April 19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department attend structure fire

Prior to the structure fire the department also attended a grass fire at the north end of Wildwood

Members of the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department attended a structure fire on Monday, April 19.

Fire chief Brad Elliott said when the department arrived Monday afternoon at the Hillside Drive property in Wildwood, a structure was on fire and had moved to a travel trailer that also suffered some damage.

“We were able to get the fire under control and protect neighbouring structures with help from BC Wildfire Service ground crew of whom we called due to the heavy forest close to the area,” Elliott said.

Williams Lake RCMP, BC Emergency Health Services and Fortis also attended.

Elliott said 12 members of the fire department attended the fire, which is still under investigation.

Prior to being called to the structure fire on Hillside Drive, the fire department also attended a grass fire and tree fire at the north end of Wildwood they were able to extinguish.

David Buechele, a neighbour, sent the Tribune a video of the fire.

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This article has been updated from the original version to clarify that there were two separate fires and the property owner was not burning grass where the structure fire occurred.



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