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Posted: July 10, 2019

Taylors Mill Landing fire extinguished

Kimberley Fire Department firefighters have extinguished the small ground fire at the Taylors Mill Landing site east of the city core.

While the fire was deemed under control by yesterday evening, crews attended the site again this morning to ensure no flare ups were present.

“At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 8 we received reports of smoke near the radio towers at the top of the Taylors Mill Landing,” said Kimberley Fire Chief Rick Prasad.

Upon attending the scene, a small ground fire had erupted from what appeared to be a tree that was struck by lightning. A large pile of downed logs had caught fire and firefighters and heavy equipment were able to extinguish the fire with limited spread.

“Once we determined the fire’s location, we were able to access it quickly,” said Prasad. “I’m proud of how our staff and volunteer fire fighters were able to mobilize quickly and efficiently to extinguish the blaze.”

City of Kimberley

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