Tuesday afternoon was a busy one for emergency responders at Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.
Shortly after using the Jaws of Life to extricate a person from a two-person car crash in Genelle, Station 374 Trail was called to a wildland fire in the 200-block of Hillcrest Drive in Oasis.
The 9-1-1 reporting a wildfire came into the regional hall just before 3 p.m.
The first crew was on scene in four minutes, and by the time the fire was deemed under control at 4:10 p.m., 11 firefighters from the Trail station had attended.
Captain Grant Tyson says the fire was accidental in nature but was wind driven by a cottonwood bloom that blew flames across the homeowner’s property.