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West Shore RCMP cruiser towed after front light sparks car fire

West Shore RCMP were responding to a crash Wednesday morning when a police cruiser started to smoke. An officer was doing paperwork for the crash, in which there were no injuries, about 8:20 a.m.
West Shore RCMP were responding to a crash Wednesday morning when a police cruiser started to smoke.

An officer was doing paperwork for the crash, in which there were no injuries, about 8:20 a.m. when a fire started in front left corner of the vehicle, said View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst.

“It appears to be an electrical fire in the headlight or turn-signal area,” Hurst said.

Lance Caven, chief fire prevention officer with Langford Fire, was driving by at the time and extinguished the fire before View Royal firefighters arrived.

The police vehicle had to be towed due to the damage the fire caused.