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UPDATE: Firefighters make short work of grass fire near Kamloops

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September 26, 2016 - 4:07 PM

KAMLOOPS - Firefighters worked quickly to put out a fire that spread to nearby grass and trees just west of Kamloops in the Tranquille area.

Max Birkner with B.C. Wildfire says a crew of five responded to the fire about five kilometres up Criss Creek Road.

Birkner says a vehicle fire caused the blaze.

The fire was approximately eight by five metres in size.

There is no word on what type of vehicle caught fire or if anyone was hurt.

"While the fire danger rating is low in Kamloops, it's still dry out there. If a vehicle does catch fire it poses danger to the grass and trees around it," Birkner says.

— This story was updated at 3:55 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 to say the fire was out.


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