Small bush fire in Vavenby easily contained

The fire was about a half acre in size and was located on Allingham Way, close to the river

A lightning strike started a bush and grass fire in Vavenby on Thursday, June 30, at 5 p.m. The fire, which was about a half acre in size, was located on Allingham Way, close to the river.

The fire was easily contained but took about two to three hours to put out.

Seven members of Vavenby Fire Department showed up, with a good blend of new and experienced volunteers. Fire chief Gord Ellis said that he was pleased with how well the new members did.

Regional District seeks information regarding water loss

Vavenby’s community water system suddenly started losing water on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m.

The water loss stopped suddenly during the morning of Wednesday June 29 – after Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued a public notice about the problem.

This means that the water leak did not occur on the public water system and that the water loss occurred on private property by a system customer.


The TNRD wishes to ensure that it can provide water to the community in a safe and consistent manner. If anyone has any information about the cause of this sudden and substantial private water loss, they are asked to contact the TNRD.