Wildfires can re-ignite from lingering ‘hot spots’ in forest litter called ‘duff.’ This hot spot was photographed at the scene of last month’s wildfire near Gilpin grasslands. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Wildfires can re-ignite from lingering ‘hot spots’ in forest litter called ‘duff.’ This hot spot was photographed at the scene of last month’s wildfire near Gilpin grasslands. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out ‘hot spot’ at scene of grass fire

Sunday night’s visit was a routine response, says Dep. Fire Chief

Firefighters on Sunday night, Aug. 1, put out a small “hot spot” at the scene of last week’s wildfire between Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

VIDEO: Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Stephane Dionne, Dep. Chief at Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, said the department made a routine response at around 9 p.m., shortly after he’d spotted a small flare-up within the roughly two hectares of scorched earth on the south side of Highway 3, near the intersection of Gilpin Creek Forest Service Road.

Arriving firefighters had the “hot spot” out within 20 minutes, putting to bed any serious risks of a repeat wildfire.

The area saw a grass fire erupt Wednesday afternoon, July 28. BC Wildfire Service and GFFR investigators later determined that the fire had most likely been caused by a person.


 

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