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Crews make progress on aggressive wildfire near Osoyoos

The Richter Creek wildfire near Osoyoos is now 80 per cent contained.
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May 16, 2019 - 9:35 AM

PENTICTON - B.C. Wildfire is reporting some success in their efforts to control the Richter Creek wildfire yesterday.

The wildfire is 80 per cent contained this morning, May 16, according to the B.C.Wildfire website.

The fire, first discovered Monday afternoon, May 13, burning approximately 12 km west of Osoyoos, has resulted in an evacuation alert for 14 properties in the area.

Successful back burns were carried out yesterday afternoon, May 15, that increased the fire’s size to 507 ha, but brought the fire down from steep slopes to an established control line.

Mop up along the fire’s south flank and along the west guard will take place today as the fire continues to be worked with 89 firefighters and four helicopters.

Environment Canada is calling for heavy rains in the area starting tonight.

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