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Penticton Fire Department called to lake rescue, grass fire over the weekend

September 18, 2017 - 1:15 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters responded to a lake rescue and grass fire on the weekend.

Deputy fire chief Chris Forster says they answered a marine rescue call around 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. A couple of kayakers were reported in distress on Okanagan Lake near the SS Sicamous.

The firefighters, including the rescue boat, arrived on scene to find the kayakers had made it to shore and were being treated by emergency medical services.

Firefighters also responded to a grass fire on Government Street around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.16. Forster says the call came in describing wildfire about six feet in size and growing.

“Upon arrival, we encountered a group of youths surrounding a burned out area, approximately eight feet by 10 feet, but the fire had been knocked down," he says.

Forster says the young people took off when the fire department arrived.

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