UPDATE: Boot Hill fire partially contained

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PENTICTON - A fire burning 30 kilometres southwest of Penticton near Lookout Mountain is now 50 per cent contained.

As of Saturday night the fire is mapped at 100 hectares, down from the 138 ha it was thought to be Friday, and was caused by lightning. It is was first discovered Monday, July 14 and is not considered an interface fire. 

Crews are working to build a ground perimeter, and currently have the fire 50 per cent contained. There are 10 firefighters and three pieces of heavy equipment, such as tree cutters and bobcats, on site and B.C. Wildfire plans to increase the man power and equipment on site today.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 7:36 a.m., July 18, 2014.

— This story was updated at 4:56 p.m, July 20, 2014 with new information from B.C. Wildfire Management on fire containment and fire size

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