Kamloops firefighters douse grassfire near Aberdeen Mall

The flames were spreading in the dry grass on the hill that leads down to the Southgate industrial area from Hillside Drive

Kamloops firefighters were called on Sunday afternoon to douse a grassfire that was ignited on the hillside across the street and below Aberdeen Mall.

The flames were spreading in the dry grass on the hill that leads down to the Southgate industrial area from Hillside Drive.

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By 3:30 p.m., firefighters had the largest part of the fire out and were hitting hot spots to ensure the flames did not flare up.

There is thus far no word on cause of the blaze. There were reported injuries, nor structures impacted.

Hillside Drive between Hillside Way (at Aberdeen Mall) and Notre Dame Drive was closed to traffic for a short time.

Hillside grassfire
Firefighters work to extinguish the grassfire on the hill across the street and below Aberdeen Mall on March 31. - Nathan Ritchie
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