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Southwest hills ablaze in possible logging fire

Fire on the Southwest hills of Penticton.
Image Credit: Martina Ivandic
November 06, 2014 - 7:56 AM

PENTICTON - A fire that began burning on Penticton Indian Band land Wednesday night is being controlled by the Band Fire Department, however it will take a few days to burn out since it is too large a fire to put out. 

Dispatch received calls about the fire on the Southwest hills just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Band members were logging in the area and the slash pile caught fire, according to dispatch in Kelowna. 

Band Chief John Kruger, who is out of town, does not know what caused the fire. 



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