PHOTOS: Out of control brush fire threatens high pressure gas line in Similkameen

A out of control fire is burning above high pressured gas lines in Cawston Sunday evening. This is a video still of the fire burning through trees and terrain on Daly Drive this afternoon. (Kristy Kallenberger Facebook)A out of control fire is burning above high pressured gas lines in Cawston Sunday evening. This is a video still of the fire burning through trees and terrain on Daly Drive this afternoon. (Kristy Kallenberger Facebook)
A huge swath of Daly Drive in Cawston is scorched from Sunday’s bush fire. (Kristy Kallenberger)A huge swath of Daly Drive in Cawston is scorched from Sunday’s bush fire. (Kristy Kallenberger)
These are the cottonwood trees burning from the inside that are standing on top of gas lines making it too dangerous for firefighters to go in. (Jordy Bosscha Keremeos Fire)These are the cottonwood trees burning from the inside that are standing on top of gas lines making it too dangerous for firefighters to go in. (Jordy Bosscha Keremeos Fire)
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An out of control brush fire is threatening high pressure gas lines in Cawston Sunday evening.

According to Keremeos Fire Chief Jordy Bosscha, a bush fire quickly spread down Daly Drive in Cawston, off Highway 3 Sunday afternoon. As of 6:30 p.m., the situation remained dangerous, said Bosscha.

Video of the fire shows trees and bushes on fire as well as scorched earth and trees along Daly Drive.

“We have an issue with these large cottonwood trees. The fire is inside them from bottom to top,” said Bosscha. “We can’t action them as they have been deemed unsafe to work around and are on top of a high pressure gas line.”

Fire crews are currently waiting for Fortis gas to arrive on scene.

It’s not known at this time what caused the fire.

More to come as information becomes available.

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