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Firework incident causes thousands of dollars in damage to Nanaimo lake dock


A firework incident at Brannen Lake in Nanaimo resulted in thousands of dollars of damage to a public dock Wednesday night.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on May 25th, City of Nanaimo Fire and Rescue crews as well as police responded to a fire at the dock.

According to fire crews, a firework had caused the dock to light iup in flames, destroying a portion of it and causing several thousand dollars in damage. 

Witnesses told police a bright light was seen high in the sky before flames were seen shooting up on the dock about thirty minutes later.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze but not before it caused significant damage. 

“It would be difficult to imagine that whoever set the fireworks off did not realize what they had done. The person or people responsible need to do the right thing and step up, and take responsibility,” said Constable Gary O’Brien.

Anyone with information on the fire or to the identity of those setting off fireworks at Brannen Lake on May 25th is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at (250) 754-2345.

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