It was a long Sunday night for fire crews in Vernon, working to put the final nail in the coffin of a stubborn wildfire.
Vernon Fire Chief Keith Green says while crews had the blaze under control yesterday, it was tough to finally put out.
“They dealt with some flareups overnight on multiple occasions; pretty much every time the wind kicked up and just dug into the ground, wet it down further, and kept doing that all night.”
Green says wildfire investigators are still working to determine how the flames started.
“You know, whether there was lightning in the area in the few days before that, whether it may have been human caused. They have flags all over the spots from yesterday where they felt something of significance.”
The fire was spotted Saturday night, forcing the temporary evacuation of about 100 homes.