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Small fire doused at Miworth


 

BY BILL PHILLIPS

bill@pgdailynews.ca

Miworth residents were quick to action this morning when a small fire was discovered just off the lookout trail near the end of Miworth Road.

A nearby resident discovered the fire in an old log at about 10 a.m. and put the call out to nearby residents by phone and social media. Within minutes Miworth residents arrived on the scene equipped with fire extinguishers and shovels and went to work.

The fire was handled when a local resident with a water tank on a trailer, complete with pump, managed to douse the fire. Until then a nearby resident had stretched a garden hose as far as she could and was filling water buckets for a bucket brigade. About 20 residents showed up to battle the fire that could have been much worse. Cause of the fire is unknown, however with no lightning activity in the area, it was likely human caused.

The B.C. Wildfire Service was called, but area residents didn’t wait to start fighting the fire. This the third such fire in the neighbourhood this summer. Two others were sparked by lighting, and subsequently doused by local residents, on July 7, when so many other fires were sparked across the province.

Miworth is outside the city boundaries and does not have its own volunteer fire department.

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