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UPDATE: Crews battle grass fire in East Kelowna

Fire crews are working to put out a grass fire on Pooley Road in East Kelowna this afternoon, Friday, June 26, 2015.
June 26, 2015 - 4:05 PM

KELOWNA - Firefighters have put out a grass fire in East Kelowna this afternoon.

Fire crews were called at about 3 p.m., June 26, to a fire on a slope above the 3000-block of Pooley Road near McCulloch Road

Platoon captain Kelly Stephens says the blaze grew to about 350 feet by 300 feet before firefighters got a handle on it.

At one point a vacant shed was threatened.

RCMP say Pooley Road at McCulloch Road was closed to all traffic while crews fought the fire.

No word yet on the cause.

Approximate location of grass fire in the 300-block of Pooley Road in East Kelowna, Friday, June 26, 2015.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:05 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 to include new information from Fire Department and a new photo.

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