A RV just off Island Highway in View Royal burst into flames Friday afternoon.
“The owner was performing repairs on it and when he started it he heard a backfire under the hood,” said View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst.
The engine and passenger compartments were quickly engulfed in flames and while the owner tired to extinguish the blaze, it was quickly out of his control.
View Royal Fire Rescue was called to the parking lot outside of Integra Tire Victoria, near Six Mile Road, shortly before 1 p.m.
When crews arrived on scene the older RV was fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire but were not able to save the vehicle, which the owner and his wife were living in. No damage was done to any surrounding structures or vehicles.
View Royal’s Emergency Social Services was able to find temporary accommodations for the couple.