Kimberley firefighters have fully extinguished the ground fire that broke out at the Taylors Mill Landing site on Monday, east of the city's core.
Rick Prasad, Kimberley Fire Chief said that they received reports of smoke near the radio towers at the top of Taylors Mill Landing around 2:30 pm on Monday, July 8th.
Upon arrival at the scene, Prasad said a small ground fire had erupted after a tree appeared to have been struck by lightning. Nearby, a large pile of downed logs had caught fire as a result.
“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 firefighters were able to mobilize quickly and efficiently to extinguish the blaze.”
Utilizing heavy equipment, the flames had minimal spread, allowing for firefighters to extinguish the fire.
The ground fire was deemed under control as of Tuesday evening while firefighters returned to the site on Wednesday to ensure there were no present flare-ups or any remaining hot spots.