News

Grass fire doused near Greater Vernon landfill

A grassfire near the Greater Vernon landfill is now out.

Crews from the Vernon and Okanagan Landing departments, as well as the B.C. Forests Service, are currently in the mop-up stage.

"I'm very impressed with our crews," said Keith Green, fire chief.

The fire grew to about two hectares in size and a cause has not been determined.

 

 

***********

Firefighters are back on scene of another grass fire.

As of 9:55 a..m. today (Tuesday), firefighters are responding to a blaze on the back side of the Greater Vernon landfill.

Access is being sought from both Birnie and Commonage roads.

Crews have come from the Okanagan Landing and Vernon departments, while the B.C. Forest Service is also involved.

Firefighters became aware of the fire after people at Marshall Field spotted smoke rising from the Commonage.

It was a week ago that firefighters tackled a 36-hectare grass fire at The Rise neighbourhood in Vernon's Bella Vista area.

More details, photos and video coverage of the Commonage fire will be posted online as they become available.

See Wednesday's issue of The Morning Star for full story.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lightning ready for lights, camera...
 
Liquor Distribution Branch privatization protested
 
B.C. Assessment set to take your home’s photo
New resort has gone to the dogs
 
Early morning blaze at Hume Hotel
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
A change is in the… complex
 
Terrace public school students back in the classroom Monday
 
Nelson police call weekend stabbing ‘shocking’

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.