Forestry crews roll out hoses and dig a guard to prevent a grass fire from spreading further Monday afternoon. The fire broke out just above a caretakers home in the seed orchard above Highway 97

Forestry crews roll out hoses and dig a guard to prevent a grass fire from spreading further Monday afternoon. The fire broke out just above a caretakers home in the seed orchard above Highway 97

Grass fire breaks out at Predator Ridge turnoff

Firefighters respond to a grass fire at Highway 97 and Bailey Road Monday afternoon



Firefighters managed to douse a grass fire off Bailey Road and keep it from spreading to a nearby home.

The blaze, which broke out just before 1 p.m. Monday, was started from a bird hitting a hydro line.

Forest Service crews, in their office just down the road, were on scene within record time, followed by Vernon Fire Service crews.

The fire broke out on the hillside just above a caretaker’s home in the seed orchard above Highway 97.

Flames spread just inches onto the caretakers property, but the majority of damage was done up the grassy hill away from the home.