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A fire has broken out above Shelter Bay Marina off Campbell Road

Campbell Road fire doused

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.

Quick work by construction workers helped keep a grass fire from jumping Campbell Road into a heavily forested area.

Officials with West Kelowna Fire Rescue say on-site workers used fire extinguishers and multiple hose lines to keep the fire from jumping the road until fire crews could douse the area with foam and dig a guard around the perimeter.

The fire grew to about 40 metres by 20 metres before it was fully extinguished.

Two workers were treated by BC Ambulance at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

The fire started after a spark from a welder working on a boat at the bottom of the hill jumped into the grassy hillside.

Fire officials have deemed the fire to be accidental, and are not issuing a fine to the welder.

"Conditions are obviously tinder-dry out there, so please exercise extreme caution with any hot works or related heat/spark producing devices or machinery," assistant fire chief Brent Watson said.


UPDATE 12:25 p.m.

A grass fire burning along the side of Campbell Road has been extinguished.

RCMP on the scene say someone was doing some welding on a boat at the bottom of the hill when a spark flew into the grass.

The fire climbed the hill toward Campbell Road before it was successfully extinguished.

Fire crews are dousing the area with water to ensure the fire is completely out.


ORIGINAL: 12:10 p.m.

Emergency crews are heading to what appears go be a grass fire burning along Campbell Road.

Pictures sent in to Castanet show a fire along the side of the road above Shelter Bay Marina.

No word as to exactly what caused the fire or how big it is.

Castanet has a reporter heading to the scene.

We'll have more details when they become available.



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