Three trucks destroyed in Kamloops fire; mobile home damaged in second blaze – Kamloops This Week

Three trucks destroyed in Kamloops fire; mobile home damaged in second blaze - Kamloops This Week
B.C. logging company equipment leveled by fire
A fire on Friday night that send black smoke billowing into the sky east of Kamloops was the result of three trucks burning in a logging companys yard.

At about 8 p.m., multiple explosions were heard and thick black smoke was seen billowing into the sky on Shuswap Road, near the Lafarge plant, east of the city limits.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help tonight, Tracy LeBeau wrote on the page, alongside photos of the fire. Words cant express our appreciation. Well let you guys know, when we do, what caused it. As of now, thee trucks gone. Good news, nobody injured.

About 20 minutes later, firefighters were called to a fully engulfed mobile home fire in Foothills Estates in Brocklehurst, near Singh Street and Ord Road.

Kamloops Fire Rescue said a woman was taken to hospital for treatment of burns. The fire is believed to have started in a hedge. Damage appears to be greatest on the exterior of the mobile home.

Several semis and logging trailers went up in smoke on Friday night at the LeBeau Bros Logging compound east of Kamloops.

Explosions were heard and black smoke could be seen rising skyward north of Highway 1 on Shuswap Rd. at the compound near the Lafarge plant around 8 p.m.

On the LeBeau Bros Logging Facebook page, Tracy LeBeau posted several photos and video of the devastating blaze.

“Thanks to everyone who came out to help tonight,” LeBeau said. “Words cant express our appreciation. Well let you guys know, when we do, what caused it. As of now, three trucks gone. Good news, nobody injured.”