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Firefighters make quick work of UBC Okanagan brush fire

Kelowna Fire Department firefighters responded quickly to a brush fire on the UBCO campus this afternoon, April 30, 2015.
April 30, 2015 - 1:31 PM

KELOWNA – Kelowna fire crews jumped all over a small brush fire at the UBC Okanagan campus this afternoon.

Capt. Al Chatham with Kelowna Fire Resuce says firefighters were called to a wooded area between the F and H parking lots on the west side of the campus around 12:45 p.m., April 30, after campus security spotted the blaze.

Strong winds fanned the flames and the fire grew to almost 250 square metres in size before it was under control. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

A bush truck and and an engine from the Rutland Fire Hall responded with five firefighters who continue mopping up and looking for hot spots.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at 250-808-0143 or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 2:28 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015 to include information from Capt. Al Chatham and a video.

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