Vernon firefighters respond to a grass fire behind Kal Tire Place Sunday morning. (Vernon Fire Department photo)

Grass fire stomped out

Vernon residents are being reminded again of dry conditions and the potential for fire.

On Sunday at about 11:34 a.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire behind Kal Tire Place on 43rd Avenue, along Swan Lake Creek.

“It was a pretty minor incident,” said Scott Hemstad, deputy fire chief.

Some residents reported the blaze and they largely stomped the flames out with their feet prior to firefighters arriving. An extinguisher was then used to douse the scene.

Hemstad would not speculate on what may have caused the fire.

“We can’t determine the cause but there are no sources of ignition in that area,” he said.

Residents are being reminded that the risk for fires is high in the North Okanagan.

“We have plenty of space with dry grass and there’s the potential for interface fires,” said Hemstad.

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