UPDATE: Fire officials say a homeowner who called 911 reports flames came within 100 feet of their door. Despite being so close to homes however, officials say there were no threats to the residences. According to fire crews the logs were being stored for use as fire wood. The log pile was located on Sierra Road, which was shut down for at least an hour as fire crews beat down the flames. The small blaze was fully contained by 7 p.m.
KELOWNA — A small but intense fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon north east of the Kelowna airport.
It was reported near Farmers Drive. The half hectare blaze appears to have started in a pile of logs that witnesses say has been sitting at the side of a road for weeks.
The Ellison fire department rushed to the scene and forest service crews assisted in the fight as well with two helicopters and two attack crews on the ground.
The flames started spreading uphill through grass and trees in an area where there are homes, but crews created a wet guard around the fire before any houses were threatened.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.