Residents, firefighters douse grassfire in Kamloops

The blaze ignited in a field between Sa-Hali secondary and nearby residences on Sunday night

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.

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Kamloops firefighters douse hot spots after a fire ignited in a field near Sa-Hali secondary on June 2. - Nathan Ritchie

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.

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Residents used garden hoses to extinguish a grassfire in Sahali on June 2. - Nathan Ritchie
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