Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fire Chief Craig Beachy "It was a fireball,"

Above picture: same firemen from a previous controlled fire.

The 83-year-old sternwheeler, known as the Kumdis River Lodge, was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve.
Port Clements firemen received the call at 10:30 am on Dec. 24. Fire chief Craig Beachy says smoke was visible from the town's small craft harbour and Port Clements resident Dave Unsworth saw it from there.
"He saw the smoke coming from around the corner of the bay," says Mr. Beachy. At that point no one knew what was on fire. Click to read the complete story in the - BC Canada