The Cogburn Creek fire is under control. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

The Cogburn Creek fire is under control. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Cogburn Creek fire under control

Fifth local wildfire reported this year

The Cogburn Creek fire east of Harrison Lake is now listed as under control.

Lightning sparked the 19.7-hectare wildfire, according to B.C. Wildfire Service; the fire was discovered on July 9 and was initially believed to be human-caused.

“Under control” means firefighters continue to monitor and patrol the affected area for a period of time before it ca be officially classified as out.

RELATED: Agassiz-Harrison wildfire sites still under observation: Wildfire Service

This marks the fifth local wildfire since April. Across the province, there have been 1,080 wildfires this year with 305 actively burning as of Friday (July 16).


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