Brush fire on PIB land

A brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon, could have potentially threatened homes, according to Penticton Indian Band Fire Chief Barry Phillip.

Phillip said they were called out to the fire below West Hills on PIB land at around 1:45 p.m..

Forestry also assisted in battling the blaze, which consumed about 10 acres.

"It was quite a fight, because it was an aggressive fire that could have potentially endangered homes," he said.

Hot and windy conditions at the time also contributed to the spread of the fire.

Phillip said there have been controlled burns in the area, but this was not one of them.

He further advised people to be careful because everywhere is very dry.

The RCMP were called out and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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