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UPDATE: Crew mopping up after wildfire near Brenda Mines

August 17, 2015 - 3:19 PM

WEST KELOWNA - B.C. Wildfire is moping up a wildfire about five kilometres south of the Brenda Mines, near Peachland Creek.

Fire information officer Kelsey Winter says an air tanker used fire retardant to box in the 0.5 hectare fire northwest of Peachland, named the Boliver Forestry Service Road fire.

Once that was in place, the inital attack crew completed mop up work.

"They should be on patrol status by this evening."

Winter says the fire was reported earlier this morning, Aug. 17, by one of their own aircraft on its way to another fire.

A helicopter was also working on the fire, Winter says, but no crews from the West Kelowna or Peachland Fire Departments responded.

The cause of the fire is believed to be lighting but is under investigation, she added.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated 9:58 a.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 with new information from B.C. Wildfire.

— This story was updated 3:13 a.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 with new information from B.C. Wildfire.

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