Members of the Penticton Fire Department mopping up what remains of a small grass fire on Sept. 11. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Update: Penticton Fire Department extinguishes small grass fire

Penticton Fire Department is on the scene

Update 12:25 p.m

The fire has been fully extinguished and the firefighters have returned to their stations.

Nearby residents spotted the fire in the bushes and said it spread quickly.

They told the Western that they were thankful for the quick response by firefighters and said it could have been a lot worse.

Update 12:05 p.m.:

Seven members of the Penticton Fire Department doused the fire shortly after arriving on the scene.

“The fire was quickly knocked down,” said Captain Wes Swaren, “We’re just mopping it up.”

The fire was about 20 feet by 80 feet in size according to the fire department.

No structures or vehicles were threatened at any time.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Original:

Penticton Fire Department is on scene at a brush fire on Duncan Ave.

The fire was reported at 11:41 a.m. on Sept. 11. When the fire department arrived flames were visible in the grass.

The fire is currently 50 by 20 feet in the grass and the trees near 1142 Duncan Ave. E.

READ MORE: BC Wildfire crews battling fire near Apex Mountain

Traffic on Duncan Avenue East is being stopped.

A reporter for the Western News is on the scene.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


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