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UPDATE: Now extinguished Cherry Creek grass fire suspected to be human caused

July 26, 2016 - 5:41 PM

KAMLOOPS - A grass fire near Cherry Creek is under patrol today after crews managed to put out the flames.

Investigators are on scene to determine the cause today, July 27.

"Right now it’s suspected human cause but it’s still under investigation," Kamloops Fire Centre Information Officer Max Birkner says.

Air tankers were deployed last evening but did not have to be used to help extinguish the fire near Highway 1.

Birkner says three firefighters were able to tackle the flames, and today they are keeping an eye on the area.

At its peak, the fire was 0.7 hectares in size.

- This story was updated at 1:25 p.m. July 27

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