Crews extinguished the fire at around 1 p.m. (Daniel Taylor - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna Fire Department extinguishes bush fire at base of Mount Baldy on Wednesday afternoon

The fire is being considered suspicious at this time

Members of the Kelowna Fire Department (KFD)extinguished a bush fire at the base of Mount Baldy on Wednesday afternoon.

KFD said its dispatch centre received several 911 calls about smoke from the fire at around 1:30 p.m..

KFD said its crews gained access to the fire by taking an ATV to the end McCurdy Place. After, KFD said crews obtained a water supply from Mill Creek to put out the fire.

KFD said the fire 100 by 60 feet in size and that two fire engines, two bush units, a water tender, a command vehicle and fourteen personnel help to put out the blaze.

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The fire is being considered suspicious at this time.


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