Quick work by area residents and Kamloops firefighters helped douse a grassfire that was ignited in a Sahali field on Sunday night.
The fire took hold in a field between Sa-Hali secondary and nearby apartment and townhouse complexes at about 8 p.m.
According to freelance photographer Nathan Ritchie, residents strung together garden hoses to fight the flames amid windy conditions until Kamloops Fire Rescue personnel arrived.
As of 9 p.m., it appeared the fire had been doused, with firefighters making sure hot spots were extinguished.
There is no word yet on the cause of the sudden and short-lived blaze next to Highway 1, which appears to have started in the school’s field and spread from there.