Campbell Mountain brush fire knocked down

Small brush fire April 29 kept local firefighters busy for a couple hours

  • Apr. 30, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Crews from Penticton Fire Rescue spent a couple hours extinguishing a small brush fire in the Campbell Mountain area April 29.

According to Chief Wayne Williams, firefighters were able to dig a guard around the fire to prevent it from spreading and then applied water to put it out.

“Fortunately we didn’t have a big wind or anything and it was a slow moving fire and there was some green grass up there,” said Williams. “It could have been a lot worse if it had been in the middle of summer.”

He estimated the size to be about 20 by 50 metres and cause of ignition is not known. The report of the fire came about 11 a.m.

“There were some trails around there so it might have been somebody who dropped a cigarette,” said Williams.

 

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