Pair of small fires burning in Joe Rich

Fire information officer Kayla Pepper says eight B.C. Wildfire personnel are working the two fires which are burning approximately half a kilometre apart near Eight Mile Ranch on Highway 33.

KELOWNA - A pair of small wildfires have ignited south of Joe Rich, not far from a much bigger fire in early July.

Fire information officer Kayla Pepper says eight B.C. Wildfire personnel are working the two fires which are burning approximately half a kilometre apart south of Mission Creek near McCulloch Road.

Pepper says they are smoldering ground fires burning at about rank one.

No structures are threatened by the blazes.

A wildfire errupted in the area July 3, triggering the evacuation of 141 properties and closing Highway 33 for several days.

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 at 2:18 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24 with new information about the location of the fire.


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