A grass fire is spreading behind a vineyard on Road 21 in Osoyoos. (Sandy Steck Photography)

A grass fire is spreading behind a vineyard on Road 21 in Osoyoos. (Sandy Steck Photography)

UPDATE: Osoyoos grass fire started by mower

The fire spread up a hill behind a house off Road 21

A substantial grass fire brought several tankers and firefighters to the blaze that was climbing up a hill behind a vineyard in Osoyoos Tuesday afternoon.

The grass fire was determined to be caused by a mower being used on the property located off Road 21.

The grass fire started after 4 p.m. with fire crews on scene for a couple hours.

The fire rating in Osoyoos is at level four out of five.

This is the third known wildfire or grass fire in a week for Osoyoos.

READ MORE: 15 near drownings on the channel last summer

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