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Lightning sparks grass fire in Kelowna near Union Road

Fire crews responded to a grass fire sparked by lightning near Kelowna's Union and Begbie roads Tuesday night. .
Fire crews responded to a grass fire sparked by lightning near Kelowna's Union and Begbie roads Tuesday night. . Jeff Martin / Global News

Lightning sparked a grass fire near Kelowna’s Union and Begbie roads on Tuesday night.

Fire crews rushed to the scene around 6:40 p.m.

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“Upon arrival, fire personnel found a rank one, low slow-burning grass fire,” Platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens said.

The blaze was quickly knocked down by crews, and fire guards were set up, he added.

Three engines, a command vehicle, two bush trucks and 14 firefighters responded to the blaze.

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