Discarded cigarette starts Kamloops grass fire
by Glynn Brothen
Kamloops firefighters quickly put out a grass fire on Shuswap Road Thursday, July 10, 2014.
(GLYNN BROTHEN / iNFOnews.ca)
July 10, 2014 - 4:43 PM
KAMLOOPS - You could see the thick black smoke for kilometres from a grass fire across Highway 5 from the Sun Rivers Golf Course in Kamloops Thursday afternoon.
Fire captain Chris Burnham says the five person crew had the blaze near a home on Shuswap Road out in about 5 mintues.
The fire started after a lit cigarette was tossed into dry grass. "(The homeowner) threw down a cigarette by accident," Burnham says.
The family was working outside and immediately called 9-1-1.
The fire grew to about .25 hectare before it was put out.
No one was hurt.
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