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UPDATE: Initial attack crew extinguishes grass fire east of Kamloops

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July 21, 2016 - 1:37 PM

KAMLOOPS - B.C. Wildfire crews put out a grass fire east of Kamloops yesterday.

Fire information officer Melissa Klassen says an initial attack crew of three firefighters were sent to the blaze eight kilometers east of Barnhartvale, July 21. They put out a 10-by-10 metre fire smouldering in grass and sagebrush.

It didn't pose a threat to any structures or people, though it is suspected to be human caused.

The location of the grass fire was outside of the city’s fire department jurisdiction.

— This story was updated at 11:23 a.m., July 22, 2016 to say the fire was out..

— This story was updated at 1:14 p.m., July 21, 2016 to include new information fire information officer Melissa Klassen.


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