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Truck fire near Nelson could have been worse

A freak fire on Nelson’s outskirts could have been a lot worse had it been drier.

This from Captain Jeff Hebert with Nelson Fire Rescue after crews responded quickly to a weekend incident on Bealby Road.

It appears the engine of a pick-up truck ignited and it was connected to a travel trailer with propane tanks.

Almost 300-square feet of forested area was burnt.

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Crews got to things before the gas tanks blew.

Hebert says the homeowners were “fire smart” so the property had little extra flammables around it.

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