August 25, 2014 7:13 pm
Updated: August 25, 2014 7:18 pm

West Kelowna grass fire

A grass fire broke out in West Kelowna on August 25, 2014.

Blaine Gaffney | Global Okanagan

West Kelowna fire crews from two halls are fighting a grass fire near Highway 97 and Westside Road.

The fire started just before 4 p.m. this afternoon when a Richmond man was towing a boat along Westside Road when a wheel fell off the trailer, rolling into the dry grass and starting a fire.

West Kelowna fire crews were on the scene quickly and have now managed to establish a guard around the fire.

A mobile home park is nearby but no structures have been impacted.

BC Hydro has been called in as the fire did burn intensely at the base of a power pole and crews are worried about the poles integrity.


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