Grassfire started by vehicles, says chief

A grass fire on property near the Nicomekl River in South Surrey kept firefighters busy for a few hours Sunday night.

A grass fire on property near the Nicomekl River in South Surrey kept firefighters busy for a few hours Sunday night.

Deputy fire Chief Jon Caviglia confirmed Monday crews were called after a blaze broke out between 5 and 6 p.m. July 24.

“We believe the grass fire was started by people that were driving their vehicles in the grass,” Caviglia said, noting contact with a hot muffler likely caused the fire.

It consumed “a few acres,” he added.

The fire was extinguished quickly, however, crews remained on the scene for about four hours wetting the area down and watching in case winds picked up and caused it to reignite.

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