A vehicle accident on Sunday set the forest on fire below Svoboda Road. Photo submitted

A vehicle accident on Sunday set the forest on fire below Svoboda Road. Photo submitted

Single vehicle accident sets fire to forest near Nelson

One person injured in accident on Svoboda Road

  • Apr. 27, 2020 12:00 a.m.

On Sunday evening a vehicle left Svoboda Road, rolled down a bank, caught fire, and set the surrounding forest ablaze, according to a news release from Nelson Fire and Rescue.

The driver was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital with undetermined injuries. The single passenger and a dog were uninjured.

Putting out the fire was a challenge.

“Due to the steep terrain, crews had to use rescue ropes to get into a position to be able to fully extinguish the fire without being directly below the vehicle,” the statement said.

The Nelson Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

Nelson Star

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