Updated: Oct 29
Vernon Fire Rescue Calls 3rd Alarm For Tree and Tire Fire North Of Kal Tire Place. Smoke from the fire covered much of Vernon
October 28th, 2023: Vernon Fire and Rescue called a 3rd alarm after reports of a tree fire were upgraded to multiple trees and tires burning in a wooded area just North of the Kal Tire Place parking area. A 3rd alarm increases manpower and maintains coverage of the region.
Calls started coming in to 911 operators just before 10 PM Saturday evening. The fire was extinguished by 10:45 PM.
No cause has been released for the fire. No injuries have been reported.
The wooded area is located between Highway 97, Kal Tire Place, and Old Kamloops Road and has numerous transient campsites.
Earlier Saturday, BX Fire Rescue attended a brush fire a short distance away.
Last summer a body was discovered at a fire in the immediate area.
ExNews.net visited the fire scene the following day.
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