Car fire in Osoyoos doused quickly with help of helicopter

Osoyoos firefighters work quickly to put out a car fire Saturday, July 18. (Roger Richardson photo)Osoyoos firefighters work quickly to put out a car fire Saturday, July 18. (Roger Richardson photo)
A car erupted in flames, catching on fire nearby grasses near Spotted Lake Saturday evening. (Roger Richardson photo)A car erupted in flames, catching on fire nearby grasses near Spotted Lake Saturday evening. (Roger Richardson photo)
Roger Richardson photos.Roger Richardson photos.

With the quick actions of firefighters and the help of a helicopter dropping water, a car fire that spread to nearby grass didn’t turn into a wildfire in Osoyoos Saturday evening.

Around 6:30 p.m., a car was fully engulfed in flames around six kilometres west of Spotted Lake on Highway 3 West.

It’s not known if the vehicle was abandoned or if it was an engine fire. It’s also not known at this time if there were any injures.

Roger Richardson captured the action with his camera. At one point, a helicopter fighting the nearby Thomas Creek fire came over and dumped water on the car fire.

Richardson posted to Facebook that his pictures aren’t amazing, but the work firefighters do is.

The blaze was put out quickly.

The Penticton Western News will update this story was we have more information.

A helicopter drops water on a car fire just outside of Osoyoos Saturday night. (Roger Richardson)

A helicopter drops water on a car fire just outside of Osoyoos Saturday night. (Roger Richardson)

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