The Nelson Fire Department was called out to a vehicle fire on Monday night (February 17).

Vehicle fire at Kootenay and Observatory extinguished

The Nelson Fire Department was called out Monday night after a vehicle's engine caught on fire.

A vehicle caught on fire at the corner of Kootenay and Observatory Street at approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday.

When the duty crew from the Nelson Fire Department arrived its began to extinguish the fire and protected a second vehicle which was in close proximity.

The fire was quickly extinguished, using approximately 150 gallons of water and the second vehicle was not damaged.

The fire appears to have originated in the engine compartment.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. All occupants of the vehicle were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived.

Damage is estimated at $2,000. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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