UPDATE: Emergency crews knock down grass fire in West Kelowna
Emergency crews have knocked down the grass fire along Lower Glenrosa Road in West Kelowna.
The Tuesday morning blaze grew to around 100 metres in length by 40 metres in width before being brought under control by firefighters.
The fire climbed an embankment towards the fence of an area residence before being stopped. No trees were involved in the fire.
Firefighters believe the fire, which started around 10:30 a.m., was human caused.
West Kelowna Fire Rescue said when the first crews arrived, the fire was spreading uphill, threatening a home and a workshop.
Twenty firefighters from Lakeview Heights, Rose Valley and Glenrosa responded, as did two firefighters and a water tender from the Peachland Fire Department. WKFR said hydrants in the area were limited.
Two attack crews from the B.C. Wildfire Service also responded and assisted with fire control and mop up.
WKFR say investigators deemed that sparks from grinding and cutting on an adjacent property were the fire’s ignition source.
WKFR noted to be extremely cautious with any activities that may cause sparks or heat, as it only takes one small spark to ignite an out-of-control fire.
Emergency crews are battling a grass fire along Lower Glenrosa Road and Glencoe Road.
Help is being brought in to battle the fire.
A water tender from Peachland has been requested, along with help from Station 34 in West Kelowna.
More as this develops.
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