December 15, 2013 - 12:17 PM
PENTICTON – A quick response from the Penticton Fire Department prevented a brush fire from spreading to nearby homes in the Dartmouth Drive area Saturday afternoon.
At about 1:30 p.m. Mike Doherty notices smoke billowing from the other side of his backyard fence.
He went out on his deck and was greeted by a wall of smoke from the heavy brush along his property.
“The flames were knee-high.”
There was a strong wind blowing.
“It got bad real fast,” Doherty said.
He said the fire fighters arrived in less than 10 minutes.
The remains of a small campfire were found at the bottom of the slope.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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- Updated at 12:59 p.m., Dec. 15, 2013 to add contributed photos.
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