Vehicle fire on Coquihalla near Kamloops

A large plume of smoke could be seen rising into the sky over Highway 5

Two women from Princeton came across a fiery sight on the Coquihalla near Kamloops, Wednesday.

They were driving back from Kamloops to Princeton along Highway 5 when they spotted a large plum of smoke on the road in front of them about 3:30 p.m.

They believe a mini-van caught fire. It’s unclear what happened or if the occupants are OK.

DriveBC has not issued a closure for the road at this time.

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