UPDATE: Taylors Mill Landing fire extinguished

Crews were onsite today monitoring the area to ensure no flare ups were present.

The City of Kimberley and Kimberley Fire Department are reporting that the Taylors Mill Landing fire has been contained and extinguished over the past 24 hours.

A press release from the City says that firefighters have successfully extinguished the small ground fire that took place east of the City.

While the fire was deemed under control by yesterday afternoon, crews were onsite 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 Taylors Mill Landing,” said Fire Cheif Rick Prasad. “Upon attending the scene, a small ground fire had erupted from what appeared to be a tree that was stuck 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,” Prasad explained. “I’m proud of how our staff and volunteer firefighters were able to mobilize quickly and efficiently to extinguish the blaze.”

He adds that the department may continue to monitor the area over the next few days as a precaution.

READ MORE: Taylors Mill Landing fire 50% contained



corey.bullock@kimberleybulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

CBT issues funds for heritage restoration including historic Kimberley powerhouse

The Columbia Basin officially announced that 43 heritage projects across the region… Continue reading

Get Festy, Kimberley

Annual JulyFest is this weekend

JulyFest soccer in Kimberley all weekend

Lots of great teams to watch

UPDATED: RCMP confirm one death in accident

Two motorcycles ran into the back of a vehicle towing a boat trailer on highway near Cranbrook

5/10 K runs in Kimberley raise funds

On June 29th, Molly Miller organized a charity run that resulted in… Continue reading

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

Justin Trudeau’s carbon footprint revealed in ranking of world leaders

Travel company ranks 15 world leaders’ foreign flight CO2 emissions

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Most Read