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Windstorm results in a busy night for Penticton firefighters

Penticton firefighters had a busy night, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, answering several calls including trees down in Veterans Park following a windstorm.
August 22, 2016 - 1:24 PM

PENTICTON - The windstorm and a brush fire in Penticton last night kept fire crews busy.

Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding says it started with transformer outage on Wylie Street around 6:30 p.m., Aug. 21, followed by a series of six calls, including trees against power lines, trees down in Veterans Park and a wildfire between Vancouver Avenue and Marina Way.

Spalding says firefighters were on scene quickly and were able to control the blaze, believed to have been sparked by a campfire. The fire did get into trees, but was contained before it could threaten nearby residences.

A call for a possible car in the lake around 10:40 p.m. on Highway 97 north turned out to be a road sign in the water.

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