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UPDATE: Kamloops crews quickly extinguish grass fire on Shuswap Road

August 30, 2017 - 4:31 PM

KAMLOOPS - A grass fire burning on Shuswap Road earlier today appears to be caused by lawn mowing.

Kamloops Fire Rescue Platoon Capt. David Ferguson says highway maintenance crews were cutting grass in the area when their machine likely picked up some debris and led to a spark.

Ferguson says the blaze was "a tiny little fire" that was about 50 feet by 50 feet at its peak. Crews were able to knock it down in about 15 minutes.

Ferguson says this is a reminder for people to be extremely careful during fire season.

"The grasses are extremely dry and it just takes a spark to ignite it," he says.

Kamloops RCMP alerted the public to the fire this afternoon, Aug. 30, saying it was about four kilometres down Shuswap Road East.

At the time, the road was closed to the public, but Sun Rivers was still accessible.

– This story was updated at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, to include new information from Kamloops Fire Rescue.

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