provincial fire ban

The Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service has been fielding numerous calls of late regarding backyard fires.

Members of the Hosmer Fire Department responded to a quickly spreading grass fire in the Hosmer area this afternoon.

“In spite of the Provincial ban on open burning, a property owner was burning yard waste on his property,” explains Elk Valley and South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Michael Hockley. “When we arrived on scene, the fire had spread into the grass and onto two adjacent properties. We were very lucky the situation wasn’t more serious and our firefighters did a good job of extinguishing the fire.” No structures were impacted by the fire.