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UPDATE: Wildfire in Silver Star foothills above Vernon extinguished

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Fire crews have extinguished a wildfire in the Silver Star foothills above Vernon.

A plume of smoke could be seen from the city this afternoon, May 18.

Crews from both the BX Swan Lake and Vernon fire halls were called to the blaze as it started near the border of their jurisdictions, Christy Poirier with the City of Vernon said. 

Poirier said the fire is confirmed to have been extinguished and that no properties were affected. 

BC Wildfire Service fire information officer Aydan Coray says they have deployed a single response officer to follow up with the local fire department.

No word on what started the fire.

— This story was updated at 2:33 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2023, to say the wildfire had been extinguished.


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