Small grass fire on Glenmore trail

A Kelowna firefighter mops up a small grass fire in Brant's Creek Linear Park in Glenmore Sunday morning, April 19, 2015. Residents used a garden hose and shovels to put out the fire.

KELOWNA – It was likely a discarded cigarette butt, which sparked a small grass fire on a trail Glenmore this morning.

Kelowna firefighters were called to the walking and biking trail behind the house at 343 Whitman Rd. at around 9:54 a.m., April 19.

Captain Tim Hill says the fire, close to a backyard fence, was pretty much out when his crew arrived.

Residents using a garden hose and shovels had kept the fire at bay.

Firefighters helped mop up and make sure there were no hot spots.

“We’re having a very, very dry spring, so we need everybody to make sure they take care when they’re out for a walk,” Hill says. “Don’t discard cigarettes in an improper manner.

A Kelowna firefighter mops up a small grass fire with a garden hose in Brant's Creek Linear Park Sunday morning, April 19, 2015, while residents, who helped put out the fire, look on.
A Kelowna firefighter mops up a small grass fire with a garden hose in Brant's Creek Linear Park Sunday morning, April 19, 2015, while residents, who helped put out the fire, look on.

A small grass fire in Brant's Creek Linear Park behind the house at 353 Whitman Road was mostly put out by residents with a garden hose and shovels Sunday morning, April 19, 2015.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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