September 04, 2013 - 11:59 AM
VERNON - While the rest of Vernon was wet and rainy yesterday, a couple places were on fire.
They weren't big fires, but they drew crews of firefighters nonetheless. Deputy fire chief of operations Jack Blair says a series of lightning strikes caused two grass fires, one at 1:52 p.m. and another at 1:54 p.m.
The first fire, which lit up vegetation on Dunsmuir Road, was phoned in by a bystander who saw it ignite.
The second blaze was in the 6400 block of Okanagan Landing Road, where a small patch of trees and brush caught fire.
"The guys quickly got it all under control," Blair says.
Vernon is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch.
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