Firefighters were called to a brush fire in the 4400 block of 32nd Street Thursday night.

Firefighters were called to a brush fire in the 4400 block of 32nd Street Thursday night.

Alert issued after grass fire in Vernon

Vernon firefighters received a report of a brush fire in the 4400 block of 32nd Street Thursday just after 10:30 p.m.

It may be later October, but the risk of grass fires remains.

Vernon firefighters received a report of a brush fire in the 4400 block of 32nd Street Thursday just after 10:30 p.m.

“It was a small brush fire caused by a homeless camp,” said Jack Blair, deputy fire chief, of the area at the far north east corner of the parking lot behind Kal Tire Place.

“There was slight fire damage to the surrounding grass and trees.”

No one was present at the camp when firefighters arrived.

The weather has turned cool and light frost is starting to occur, but residents are still being urged to be fire smart.

“The trees are still quite dry even though open fires are allowed again,” said Blair.

“Ensure the fire is well away from any foliage and specifically tree branches.”