Small Grassfire Quickly Contained

A small grassfire at the Fort Steele Transfer Station was quickly contained yesterday afternoon.

“We had a grass fire on our transfer station property yesterday afternoon when a controlled burn of a small brush pile got away,” says RDEK Solid Waste Superintendent Jim Penson. “Thanks to the swift action of a BC Wildfire Service crew, staff, contractors and a neighbour we were able to extinguish the fire very quickly and prevent the situation from becoming more serious.”

The fire was just over a hectare in size and is a good reminder about the dry conditions so early in the year.  In addition to the BC Wildfire Service Initial Attack crew, RDEK Staff, a neighbour and a water tender actioned the fire.

“We want to thank the neighbour, contractors and BC Wildfire Service for their assistance,” adds Penson.

The fire occurred yesterday morning and was fully extinguished within 3 hours.  The Transfer Station is a small rural transfer station located just north of the community of Fort Steele.