West Kelowna Fireplace Rescue responds to grass hearth behind Walmart on Louie Drive
At 11:39 am today, West Kelowna Fire Rescue was alerted of a rapidly spreading grass fire behind the Walmart on Louie Drive.
When the 16 personnel and five fire trucks arrived on location, they discovered that the fire was spreading quickly in the dry grass uphill towards homes.
The fire rescue team’s primary objective was to stop the fire before it reached the numerous residences close by.
They successfully stopped the fire and no homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.
The crew worked hard under the demanding, hot conditions. The fire is now out and a fire guard is being constructed in the area.
The cause of this fire is suspicious and was likely human caused. The RCMP is investigating.
With the extreme heatwave settling in for the next week, WKFR is urging the public to remain vigilant and report any fire suspicions immediately.
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