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Kelowna fire crews take down blaze in Black Mountain

Crews received calls about smoke in the area at 1 a.m.
The Kelowna Fire Department battled a blaze in Black Mountain early Thursday morning. (Black Press file photo)

After a fire on Wednesday night, the Kelowna Fire Department was called to another wildfire early Thursday morning.

Around 1 a.m., the fire department received calls about smoke in the area of Lavetta Drive in Black Mountain.

One engine went to the scene where the crew discovered a wildfire that was approximately 70 feet by 100 feet in size. More crews were dispatched to the scene.

Crews were able to quickly douse the blaze and dig a guard around the burnt-out area. They also used a water tender and a bladder. The blaze was around 400 feet from the end of Lavetta Drive.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Crews are continuing to investigate.

A campfire ban across the Okanagan put on by BC Wildfire Service goes into effect Thursday, June 8 at 12 p.m. and until Oct. 13, or until the ban is rescinded.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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