For the second day in a row, Delta Firefighters were called to extinguish an industrial area fire.
On Wednesday night, fire crews responded to reports of multiple vehicles on fire in the 700 block of Caldew Street near Derwent Way on Annacis Island.
Deputy Chief Brad Wilson said the fire was in a scrap yard and when the first crews arrived they saw multiple vehicles and a structure on fire, so the call was raised to a first alarm.
“Crews did a great job. They had some access issues and had to cut some gates and I believe there was a large trailer involved and a couple of vehicles with fire spreading from vehicle to vehicle,” he said. “Crews did a great job stopping the spread and eventually extinguishing the fire.”
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Twenty-four firefighters and six apparatus responded. Delta Fire was on scene until 7 p.m.
On Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, firefighters battled a stubborn blaze in an industrial complex on River Road.
The cause of that fire is also under investigation.
Wilson said neither of the fires appear to be connected.
“I wouldn’t want to speculate on that. They are both in two different parts of the city,” he said. “I don’t see any ties here.”
Wilson added that the recent hot weather stretch, with no rain has created tinder dry conditions and people have to be careful.
“You see the fire at Willowbrook Mall in Langley on Wednesday. That was a cigarette butt discarded in bark mulch that spread and burned up two vehicles. Just be extra careful with any burning items,” said Wilson.