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Homeowner, neighbour help douse South Kelowna wildfire

The fire started around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night
The Kelowna Fire Department battled a small wildfire in South Kelowna Wednesday night, June 7. (Black Press file photo)

It was a busy night for the Kelowna Fire Department.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, fire crews received calls about a wildfire in the 2800 block of Balldock Road in South Kelowna.

When crews arrived on scene, they discovered a 70 foot by 30 foot wildfire. While waiting for crews, the home owner and a neighbour battled the blaze with garden hoses, stopping the fire from spreading to a large barn on the property.

Fire crews quickly put out the blaze.

The fire is not suspicious in nature and fire crews are continuing to investigate a cause.

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put on by BC Wildfire Service goes into effect Thursday, June 8 at 12 p.m. and until Oct. 13, or until the ban is rescinded.

READ MORE: Campfire ban in effect for Kamloops Fire Centre

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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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