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Grass fire sparked south of Vernon

Smoke and flames seen from blaze off Highway 97
A grass fire was sparked south of Vernon below Highway 97 above Kalamalka Lake Thursday, June 29. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

A grass fire was sparked off Highway 97 near Kekuli Bay.

Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze in the 400 block of Highridge Road south of Vernon around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Crews could be seen taking care of hot spots after the fire was under control.

The Vernon Fire Rescue Services forestry truck and engine attended the grass fire and crews quickly began attacking the blaze. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the area.

The fire grew to approximately 500 feet by 200 feet before crews could start to get it under control.

BC Wildfire Service has been called in for assistance.

There is no impact to traffic as a result of the fire.

READ MORE: Fire extinguished at Vernon’s Polson Motel


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Jennifer Smith

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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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