Enderby Fire Department along with firefighters from the B.C. Wildfire Service are currently battling a fire west of the city off Twin Lakes Road

Cause of Enderby brush fire under investigation

Enderby Fire Department, with help from Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department and B.C. Wildfire Services, battled 1.5 hectare blaze Tuesday

Just what sparked a brush fire west of Enderby Tuesday afternoon remains under investigation.

The Enderby Fire Department received a report of a fire in the bush behind a residence in the 100 block of Twin Lakes Road shortly after 1:30 p.m.

“The fire was about one-and-a-half hectares in size,” said Enderby fire chief Kevin Alstad Wednesday.

The fire department called for assistance from the Ranchero-Deep Creek Fire Department and from B.C. Wildfire Services, which sent 25 members to the scene along with a helitanker.

Crews were able to get the fire under control and remained on-scene until about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“There were no evacuations and nobody was injured,” said Alstad.

While crews were battling the bush blaze, Alstad deployed four of his crew to reports of smoke inside a structure on Kildonan Avenue in the city.

The homeowner smelled smoke which turned out to be coming from a hot water tank.

The firefighters got that situation under control in a hurry.

“It could have been a lot worse,” said Alstad. “Fortunately the home owner was home and was able to call us.”

After making sure the Kildonan Avenue problem was fixed, the firefighters returned to help with the bush fire.


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