On Sunday evening a vehicle left Svoboda Road, rolled down a bank, caught fire, and set the surrounding forest ablaze, according to a news release from Nelson Fire and Rescue.
The driver was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with undetermined injuries. The single passenger and a dog were uninjured.
Putting out the fire was a challenge.
“Due to the steep terrain, crews had to use rescue ropes to get into a position to be able to fully extinguish the fire without being directly below the vehicle,” the statement said.
The Nelson Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.