Bowen Island Fire Rescue responded to a house fire on Miller Rd. Wednesday morning.
The single occupant was not injured and the fire did not spread to surrounding buildings said Bowen Island fire chief Aaron Hanen. The building itself, in the seven hills area of Miller Rd. between Collins Farm Lane and Scarborough Rd., was destroyed.
A BBQ started the fire said Hanen.
There were no injuries but a home was lost in the seven hills area of Miller Rd. earlier today. Photo 1: from Brian Biddlecombe on scene. Photo 2: from Aaron Hanen on scene. Photo 3: from Brian Biddlecombe on scene. Video: from Maya Tamblyn — smoke rising as seen from Deep Bay
Miller Rd. was closed for a few hours mid Wednesday as firefighters got the fire under control and cleaned up. RCMP opened up a detour through David Rd. (a private road on Millers Landing) during the Miller Rd. closure.
The road reopened by 2 p.m according to a Facebook post from Bowen Island Municipality. Later in the day, BIM posted on Facebook to thank the first responders.
"Thanks so much to Bowen Island Fire Rescue for quickly responding to and containing the fire on Miller Road today. We are so relieved everyone is safe and no other structures were damaged," said the post. "Also thanks to the RCMP and BC Ambulance responders who were on the scene ready to take action."