July 10, 2013 - 5:42 PM
KELOWNA - A report of a large grass fire just after 2 p.m. today turned out to be a slash fire near a portable sawmill on McKinley Road.
The Kelowna Fire Department responded to the 911 call with one command vehicle, two engines, two bush trucks and one Tender along with 17 personnel made up of a combination of POC and Professional members. When they arrived, they saw a small portable sawmill on fire along with a few piles of cut lumber.
The owner had apparently left the property to sharpen some sawblades about an hour before. The cause of the fire is unknown, but not thought to be suspicious in nature, platoon captain Tim Light stated in a press release.
The Kelowna Fire Department would like to remind the public that the conditions in the interface areas are very dry and the fire danger is rising.
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