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Penticton brush fire threatened homes

Penticton fire fighters had a brush fire in a steep ravine near Dartmouth Drive quickly under control Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Image Credit: Contributed/David Doherty
December 15, 2013 - 12:17 PM

PENTICTON – A quick response from the Penticton Fire Department prevented a brush fire from spreading to nearby homes in the Dartmouth Drive area Saturday afternoon.

At about 1:30 p.m. Mike Doherty notices smoke billowing from the other side of his backyard fence.

He went out on his deck and was greeted by a wall of smoke from the heavy brush along his property.

“The flames were knee-high.”

There was a strong wind blowing.

“It got bad real fast,” Doherty said.

He said the fire fighters arrived in less than 10 minutes.

The remains of a small campfire were found at the bottom of the slope.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

To contact the reporter for this story, email or call 250-488-3065.

- Updated at 12:59 p.m., Dec. 15, 2013 to add contributed photos.


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