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UPDATE: Wildfire burning north of Princeton 90 per cent contained

A wildfire burning north of Princeton was sparked on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
September 16, 2014 - 9:27 AM

PRINCETON - A wildfire north of Princeton is 90 per cent contained, as of Tuesday morning.

The wildfire has grown to 182 hectares from the 110 ha estimated Monday morning. It is believed to be human caused, said Kayla Pepper, fire information officer with B.C. Wildfire.

The fire was first reported Sunday at around 5 p.m. There are currently 30 personnel on site working to put out the flames. 

Fire danger ratings continue to increase across the Thompson-Okanagan region. The danger rating is moderate in many areas throughout the region, however the South Okanagan, Vernon, Salmon Arm and areas west of Lilooet are at high risk, Pepper said.

Danger ratings are expected to rise throughout the week because of the hot and dry weather in the region, she said.

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 9:07 a.m., Sept. 16, 2014 to include fresh information from B.C. Wildfire.

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