Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Fire crews quickly douse tent fire in Beacon Hill Park homeless camp

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A large tent fire at Beacon Hill Park is being blamed on an active oil lamp left next to a open propane tank.

Police and fire crews were called to the park shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

A man had left his encampment briefly and returned to find his area ablaze – and all of his belongings and tent completely destroyed.

The fire was located near the fire hall which allowed firefighters to quickly douse the flames.

Photos and video from the incident show flames dozens of feet in the air.

VicPD confirmed there were no injuries from the blaze.

Following the fire, outreach workers dropped off a tent and blankets, so that the tent owner had shelter for the night.

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