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B.C. Wildfire Service responding to three new small blazes burning near Highway 3

August 05, 2021 - 2:12 PM

The B.C. Wildfire Service is responding to three wildfires burning between Hedley and Princeton near Highway 3.

The Pickard Creek wildfire is reported at 0.8 hectares in size, said wildfire information officer Jean Strong. It is located to the northwest of Hedley, burning roughly two kilometres north of the highway.

The Wolfe Lake Wildfire, about one km south of Highway 3, is under control at 0.1 hectare, and repel crew members were working on it this morning, she said.

Once crews are finished with that fire, they'll move to the next one in the area, the Wolf Lake North fire, which has had a helicopter on it throughout the day, Strong said. That fire is less than a kilometre away from the highway.

"The highway is not being threatened," she said. She did not have an update on the direction which the fires are currently burning.

All the fires were discovered yesterday, Aug. 4.

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