Colwood firefighters put out fire in van's engine compartment fast

A Volkswagen van caught fire in a Colwood parking lot on Sunday morning.

The Colwood Fire Department responded to the vehicle fire at 1810 Island Highway beside a Wendy’s parking lot just after 11 a.m.

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Fire crews extinguished the flames within six or seven minutes of arriving, said assistant chief Greg Chow.

Chow said the fire started in the van’s engine compartment and was moving to the passenger area when crews arrived. There was no one inside the vehicle at the time, and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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