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Bonfire doused at Coldstream park

A bonfire spread into trees at Pumphouse Beach in Coldstream Saturday night. - patrick hughes photo
A bonfire spread into trees at Pumphouse Beach in Coldstream Saturday night.
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Residents are urged to be cautious with fire after a potentially dangerous incident in Coldstream.

Coldstream firefighters were called to Pumphouse Beach on Westkal Road just before 11 p.m. Saturday after the police discovered a bonfire.

“It was fairly sizable and threatening the trees,” said Shane Code, fire chief.

Crews were able to bring the blaze under control fairly quickly, and no nearby residents were at risk.

However, Code admits there was some potential with the situation.

“If it was during August, anything could have happened,” he said.

With a lack of significant rain recently, ground conditions are dry and anyone using fire should be cautious.

“I took four burning complaints on the weekend,” said Code.

RCMP interviewed some individuals near Pumphouse Beach but they could not be linked to the bonfire.

 

 

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