Cigarette butt source of bush fire
Disaster for a 100 block Gordon Crescent home was narrowly averted Sunday morning when a fast-acting neighbour used a garden hose to douse a smouldering bush outside the front door.
The source appeared to have been a cigarette butt discarded in a planter beside the bush, Prince George Fire Rescue said.
The fire was out by the time firefighters had arrived. Crews adding up to 15 firefighters were called to the scene at 7:30 a.m.
No one was home at the time of the incident and there were no injuries. Damage is estimated at about $1,000.