A STUBBORN EVENING fire Tuesday night destroyed the former Buckerfields building on 8th Street in Courtenay, with early reports indicating one firefighter was being treated for injury.
Plumes of smoke could be seen throughout downtown Courtenay as the fire ripped through the building around 6 p.m. which housed Just’ n Tyme, a greenhouse supply store.
Much of 8th Street and McPhee Avenue was closed off as firefighters battled the blaze with water and foam, as the building contained chemicals and fertilizer.
As of 9:30 p.m., crews were still on scene.
Visit www.comoxvalleyrecord.com for updates and read Friday’s Record for more coverage of the fire.