Powers Creek fire, West Kelowna, Sept 29, 2017. - Image: David Ogilvie

RCMP investigating Powers Creek fire

West Kelowna fire crews responded to a fire in the Powers Creek area Friday evening

Rain helped West Kelowna fire crews knock down a small, but suspicious wildfire in Powers Creek Canyon Friday evening.

Crews arriving on the scene found a rank 2 grass fire in the West Kelowna canyon but were able to knock it down quickly with hand lines.

RCMP have now taken over the investigation.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue (WKFR) said the weather aided the crews in the fight.

“We were fortunate that today’s incident was during a rain event but we are still at a fire danger rating of 4 in West Kelowna,” stated the department. “WKFR would like to remind the public to remain diligent in the forested areas and parks.”

Two engines responded to the scene along with one squad, a safety officer/inspector and a command unit with a total of 11 members. Crews built a hand guard around the perimeter and extinguished the hotspots within.

Just Posted

Need to catch up on news? You’re covered

Every Saturday the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

Big White board school among best

Director of snow sports, Josh Foster, is one of the top instructors in Canada

Seniors prefer funeral to lifestyle planning

Survey finds 73% of seniors have a will, only 13% have long-term care plan

Okanagan College business students soar

Medal winners at Western Canadian Business Competition

UBCO civil engineer touts cohousing option

Gord Lovegrove says cohousing is sustainable social and economic lifestyle

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Canucks snap scoreless streak but fall short in 5-3 loss to Sharks

Swiss forward Timo Meier nets two, including the game-winner, to lead San Jose

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

Most Read