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Van fire responsible for Malahat closure

Traffic along the Malahat Drive was disrupted for approximately 40 minutes on Sept. 30 as emergency crews put out a car fire.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP and the Malahat Volunteer Fire Department attended the vehicle fire at about 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

“The engine compartment began to billow smoke so the driver pulled off to the side of the road while travelling north near the Cowichan rest stop,” Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb said. “The 2004 van’s engine caught fire, resulting in the whole car becoming fully engulfed.”

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