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Second fire in a week at south end of Channel Parkway

City of Penticton and Penticton Indian Band firefighters doused a grass fire that spread to a storage shed at the south end of the Penticton river channel this afternoon, Oct. 10, 2017.
October 10, 2017 - 6:12 PM

PENTICTON - For the second time in a week, firefighters have attended a grass fire near the end of the Penticton river channel.

Penticton Fire Department Captain Blaine Dionne called this afternoon’s fire, which broke out around 4:45 p.m., Oct. 10, “somewhat suspicious.”

“We attended a fire in the same area last week,” he said.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to heavy smoke and flames three feet high.

“It’s still really dry, but the cooler temperatures helped,” Dionne said.

A small storage building in high grass was burned when flames seared the siding on the building’s west wall.

Dionne said there was nothing of value in the building, which is believed to be used by Coyote Cruises for storage.

Penticton RCMP, Penticton Fire Department and the Penticton Indian Band Fire Department attended the incident.

Dionne said no ignition source could be found for the blaze.

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