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Another fire burning near Ashcroft

The Spatsum Creek fire rages southeast of Ashcroft earlier this year, as seen from the site of the latest fire B.C. Wildfire crews are attending along Cornwall Road southwest of Ashcroft.

KAMLOOPS - B.C. Wildfire is on scene of a second fire of note this week, this time on reserve land south of Ashcroft.

Crews were asked to assist the local volunteer department after calls of a fire just off Cornwall Road, southwest of Ashcroft, came in around 11 p.m. yesterday. The fire, believed to be human caused, is mapped at 16 hectares and while some structures were threatened during the night none were damaged and the threat has since passed.

Ten members of the volunteer fire department from Ashcroft was on site with 12 firefighters from B.C. Wildfire until early this morning to establish a guard around the fire and an initial attack crew remained on site until 6 a.m.  While the fire is considered 100 per cent contained, another three member initial attack crew is set to be on site later today to keep an eye on hot spots.

On Tuesday afternoon crews were called out to the Bose Lake area, about 10 km west of Logan Lake, where a 15.5 ha fire was burning in a logging slash area.

A fire started at Spatsum Creek April 27 of this year and two weeks later, fueled by high winds, spread to more than 1,400 ha and forced evacuations of some residents east of Ashcroft. By May 21 the fire was 100 per cent contained.

To contact a reporter for this story, email, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

Story last updated 11:10 a.m., July 25, 2013.

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