July 23, 2013 - 5:55 PM
KAMLOOPS – B.C. Wildfire remains on scene of a wildfire about nine kilometres west of Logan Lake as crews work to extinguish any hot spots.
The fire, mapped at 15.5 hectares, is in a logging slash area near Bose Lake north of Highland Valley Copper. Information officer Michaela Swan says not structures are threatened and while the fire would be visible to those working at the mine it should not be of concern.
Swan says quite a few reports from the general public came in around 4 p.m. Tuesday and two groups of air tankers, two helicopters, two initial attack crews and two 20-person unit crews were assisted by three pieces of heavy equipment in containing the fire.
The fire, which B.C. Wildfire is classifying as human-caused, was 100 per cent contained as of Wednesday morning and is in active mopup stage. A total of 44 personnel, including 39 firefighters, remain on scene.
Swan says with the heat of the day and the moderate rate of growth the fire was showing yesterday there were concerns over the fire spreading. While the fire has shown no growth the high temperatures expected today will have crews keeping a close eye on the fire.
Crews also attended a fire near Ashcroft this week and four fires over the weekend, including one fire at Cherry Creek and another at Kalamoir Regional Park near Kelowna. So far there have been a total of 109 fires burning nearly 1,681 ha in the Kamloops Fire Centre this year.
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This story was last updated 11:15 a.m., July 25, 2013.
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