Busy weekend for fire crews in the Cowichan
A busy weekend for fire crews in the Cowichan.
It started Friday with a 3 vehicle crash at Beverley Street and the TransCanada.
Injuries were minor but traffic was backed up and had to be rerouted while the mess was cleaned up.
Then yesterday (Sun), a pilot managed to walk away from his home made plane after it crashed at Duncan’s air strip.
Fire crews, RCMP and paramedics all responded to the incident.
The plane was destroyed in the crash.
The name of the pilot, who was the lone occupant of the aircraft, has not been released.
Last night, there was a fire near Duncan’s Paradise Pools area that was spreading to the bottom of a private trail leading down to the Cowichan River.
A forestry helicopter assisted fire crews in battling the blaze by dumping water on the steep slope.
The area where the fire was is on private property but it is a popular spot where people trespass to gain access to the river.