May 14, 2013 - 3:42 PM
KAMLOOPS – Spotty showers, cooler temperatures, and decreased winds, have allowed fire fighters to make good headway on the Spatsum Creek wildfire. With no additional growth yesterday, the fire remains estimated at 1,400 hectares in size.
Over 110 fire fighters are on site today, assisted by six helicopters and five water tenders. More crews are continuing to arrive and a Type One Incident Management Team is now in place. A fire camp will be implemented for tomorrow.
This fire still continues to challenge crews due to steep slopes, rocky terrain, and windy conditions. Crews have been successful establishing guard on the eastern flank up to Tremont Creek. Today fire fighters will continue to build guard around the fire’s perimeter and helicopters will provide bucketing support.
This person-caused fire serves as a reminder for the public to be vigilant during this period of high fire danger rating. Please report all wildfires at *5555 on your cellular phone or toll-free at 1-800-663-5555 to report a wildfire.
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