Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

A street sweeper caught fire in Timber Ridge on Monday night.

Windermere firefighters responded to an “equipment fire” on April 15 with eight members and three trucks.

“Upon arrival, we found a piece of street sweeping equipment fully engulfed in flames,” reported Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Joss Advocaat. 

“During the fire, one of the loader’s tires failed from the heat and exploded, causing a loud boom that could be heard from the surrounding area,” Advocaat said, noting the fire itself was contained to the one piece of equipment.

There were no injuries and the fire is not believed to be suspicious in nature. The cause is still under investigation.

Windermere firefighters extinguish the blaze.