A 37-year old Quesnel woman has paid the price for starting a grass fire on Tuesday afternoon.
Sargeant Darren Dodge, Media Relations Officer at the Quesnel Detachment, says it was one of their crime reduction unit members that was on patrol and saw smoke coming from Baker Creek Park.
Dodge says he attended the scene and found a local female who was there and admitted to throwing a cigarette onto the ground causing a fire.
He says she was issued a ticket and a 173 dollar fine.
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Dodge says the member and the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department were able to put the fire out preventing any further damage.
He says they would like to remind the public that it is fire season, that it is very dry and even a lit cigarette can start a large fire.