A fire that sent a plume of black smoke above Salmon Arm this morning has been extinguished.
At approximately 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, the Salmon Arm fire department responded to a call about black smoke rising behind the 900 block of Okanagan Avenue East.
By 7:25 a.m. the fire was extinguished. Fire Chief Brad Shirley said the source of the smoke was a debris fire that had prohibited materials burning in it.
Regulations laid out in the Environmental Management Act states that some prohibited items to burn in a debris fire include: tires, treated lumber, plastics, drywall, asphalt products and more.
“It’s getting hot and dry so people should be more selective about what they’re burning,” said Salmon Arm fire chief Brad Shirley about the fire.
The person who started the fire was given a warning by the fire department.