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Vernon grass fire gets quick response from fire department

Firefighters fought a blaze in a field in Vernon's BX area Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.
Image Credit: Cathy Huber
August 14, 2015 - 12:33 PM

VERNON - Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a grass fire burning close to homes in Vernon Friday morning.

The fire burned in a field on Melfort Road in Vernon’s BX area, prompting a full response from the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department today, Aug. 14.

Local resident Cathy Huber says the fire was burning right next to her property but appeared under control as of 12:15 p.m. She says there is no open flame in sight, but firefighters remain at the scene. 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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