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Wildfire in Lake Country not a threat to property

An 1.5-hectare fire in Lake Country this afternoon, May 7, 2016, isn't a threat to property and B.C. Wildfire crews are working to contain it and will soon be moving to the mop up stage.
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May 07, 2016 - 2:36 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – B.C. Wildfire initial attack crews are working to contain a wildfire in Lake Country this afternoon.

Fire information officer Ryan Turcot says the 1.5-hectare fire is burning on a hillside about three kilometres west of Oyama today, May 7.

Turcot says seven firefighters are on scene and will soon be moving to the mop up stage.

The plume of smoke from the blaze is highly visible from Highway 97.

“The fire is producing a lot of smoke, but it is not threatening any property,” Turcot says.

The fire appears to have been caused by lightning, he says.

An 1.5-hectare wildfire in Lake Country this afternoon, May 7, 2016,.
An 1.5-hectare wildfire in Lake Country this afternoon, May 7, 2016,.
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