Firefighters snuff out Greenbelt fire

A small fire broke out on the pathway next to the Illecillewaet Bridge on Wednesday, burning a downed tree and scorching grass.

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Firefighters mop up the July 26 fire. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

A fire broke out in the Illecillewaet Greenbelt area at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26.

A cottonwood tree that had been blown over the greenbelt walkway in Sunday’s windstorm went up in flames. It spread to the nearby tall, dry grass.

Over a dozen Revelstoke firefighters responded and had the fire under control by about 1:30.

A fire department spokesperson said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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