Crews douse Genelle wildfires near railroad tracks

Fire crews from Trail, Genelle, Fruitvale and Warfield were kept busy by a rash of wildfires on Thursday.

Fire crews from Trail, Genelle, Fruitvale and Warfield were kept busy by a rash of wildfires on Thursday.

In the morning, Fruitvale fire crews responded to a small fire, which ignited by the railroad tracks near the downtown Petro Canada. The small fire was quickly under control.

It took a little longer for crews from Genelle, Trail and Warfield to douse a wildfire by the train tracks near the Home Goods location in Genelle.

Train traffic was temporarily put on hold while crews extinguished the fire and searched for additional hot spots.

No further details were available at press time.