(File Photo)

(File Photo)

Slolicum Creek FSR wildfire under control

Fire burned east of Harrison Lake for four days so far

After just over four days of burning, A wildfire that broke out on the east side of Harrison Lake is now under control.

According to B.C. Wildfire Service, the fire was first reported on Friday, Aug. 19 off of Slolicum Creek Forest Service Road north of Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison Hot Springs firefighters initially estimated the blaze to be 300 by 300 metres, and it grew up to 1.5 hectares as of Saturday morning. By Monday, the fire shrank to 1.2 hectares.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Residents of the village witnessed early firefighting efforts as helicopters carried water to the scene.

Wildfire activity in the Agassiz-Harrison area has been fairly low when compared to the past two seasons.

If you spot a wildfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 on your cell phone to report it.


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