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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