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Westside Grass Fire

Postby TreeGuy » Jul 8th, 2015, 3:15 pm

On my way home today I saw a grass fire on the corner of Elliott and Smid. If I had to speculate I would guess that it was started by a hot exhaust from the truck that was there. There was one guy there when I went by trying to stop it. I really wanted to stop and help but had my own emergency to attend to. The fire department arrived shortly after I drove by.

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-143745-101-.htm#143745

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Re: Westside Grass Fire

Postby GoStumpy » Jul 8th, 2015, 9:21 pm

Good job taking care of it quickly!!! Thank you fire department!!

I wonder if a discarded glass bottle could light a fire in these conditions?

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Re: Westside Grass Fire

Postby slootman » Jul 9th, 2015, 8:05 am

Its my understanding that someone was using a grinder in the middle of the field, and that resulting sparks caused the fire. Good to see such quick response.
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Re: Westside Grass Fire

Postby Frisk » Jul 9th, 2015, 8:15 am

http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/78910/Property-owners-stung-by-fire

Not the first time this has happened there. Careless causes for both of them.
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