Off the heat of the blaze burning 30 km north of Harrison Hot Springs, the slow fire start as reported by B.C. Wildfire Services has seemingly come to a halt with the arrival of three more smaller fires near Harrison, Hope, and near the Coquihalla that are currently being monitored.
So far this year there have been a total of 289 fires to date with a total of 1,753 hectares that have been burned.
“We’re asking people if they don’t have to be in the vicinity so stay well back. That applies to boaters as well as people who are in vehicles.”
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Crews battle wildfires across B.C.
Crews are still dealing with a fire caused by lightning 12 kilometres east of Burton in the West Kootenay. That’s now 60 per cent contained, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.
Crews continue to battle a 156-hectare fire about 12 kilometres west of Kamloops – also suspected to be human-caused.