Paramedics/Fire

Smoke from the slash pile at a construction site off of Shady Mile Way on Sunday.
Smoke from the slash pile at a construction site off of Shady Mile Way on Sunday. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Construction site slash pile catches fire on Mt. Benson

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 15, 2018 - 5:08pm Updated: July 15, 2018 - 7:32pm

NANAIMO — Fire raged through a rural construction site on Mt. Benson, sending up a significant amount of ominous smoke which could be seen around the city. 

Fire crews responded to the site of a new subdivision off Shady Mile Way on Sunday afternoon. 

A bush fire sparked in the northbound lanes on the Parkway late Friday night, leading to a fatal crash.
A bush fire sparked in the northbound lanes on the Parkway late Friday night, leading to a fatal crash. Becky Woodland/Facebook

Distracting bush fire causes fatal crash on Nanaimo Parkway

By Dominic Abassi
July 14, 2018 - 11:03am

NANAIMO — A man is dead after a bush fire caused a serious crash on the Nanaimo Parkway.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said southbound traffic was slowing and stopping around 10 p.m. Friday because of a bush fire on the northbound side of the highway between Mostar and Aulds Rd.

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