Vernon and North Okanagan
Grass fire spreads to scrap yard
Aug 25, 2013 / 8:25 pm
A grass fire that started in an industrial area of Vernon Sunday night quickly spread to a nearby auto scrap yard where it involved more than a dozen, already-destroyed 'scrap' vehicles.
Twenty members of Vernon Fire Rescue fought the blaze, which broke out on Sunday at around 5:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of 31 St.
Initial reports are that the fire may have started in a 'transient camp', but that has not been confirmed as the investigation is still under way.
According to Capt. Mann of Vernon Fire, "there are quite a number of transients living in the area but actual cause has not yet been identified."
Crews attending the scene ran into some access problems, but were able to put out the fire with damage to only 10 cars and part of the fence.
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