UPDATE: Kamloops firefighters douse grass fire in extremely windy conditions
Howard Alexander - News Editor
Kamloops firefighters work to put out a grass fire on a silt hill above Dallas Drive and Kokanee Way Saturday, July 19, 2014.
(JENNIFER STAHN / iNFOnews.ca)
July 19, 2014 - 4:01 PM
KAMLOOPS – Firefighters have put out a grass fire in extremely windy conditions Saturday afternoon.
Assistant fire chief Dave McMahon says they were called at about 1:40 p.m. to put out a flare up from a fire they had put out Friday night.
McMahon says the previous fire was about 2 football fields in size on the silt hill in the Dallas neighbourhood.
A private contractor was working with a bulldozer on the hill above the intersection of Kokanee Way and Dallas Drive near a residential area. It stirred up some embers and sparked a new fire, according to McMahon.
Crews put out the blaze and soaked the area down to make sure there were no hot spots.
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