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Brush fires spark from old burn piles in Princeton

Old burn piles re-ignited during this hot weather
Princeton Volunteer Fire Department attended two brush fires over the weekend. Both were old burn piles that had re-sparked during the hot weather. (Princeton VFD)

The Princeton Volunteer Fire Department were kept busy this weekend after having to put out a couple brush fires.

According to Princeton Fire, both fires were rekindled from previous burns.

“Remember to always recheck your burn piles in this hot, dry weather. Glad we were called to make sure these didn’t spread,” said the PVFD on their Facebook page.

Temperatures in the Similkameen have been upwards of 23 C for the first time since last October. Already there have been several wildfires sparked, one in Merritt that closed Highway 97C for Saturday.

READ MORE: Merritt fire now held after erupting Saturday

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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