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Fire crews dealing with two wildfires near Westside Road

August 11, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Firefighters are currently dealing with two fires burning on the westside of Okanagan Lake.

The B.C. Wildfire Service has confirmed a structure fire that spread into the bush at Six Mile Creek is being held.

Fire information officer Madison Smith said the fire started earlier today, Aug 11, and a helicopter with a bucket had been used.

Four wildfire service firefighters were still currently at the site, roughly five kilometres from Westside Road, towards the north end of Okanagan Lake. The size of the fire is currently 0.1 hectares.

Smith said there were a lot of hazardous materials in the yard of the property which had made the situation more complicated.

Further south on the westside of Okanagan Lake, the wildfire service is also dealing with a blaze at Stuart Creek in the Fintry area.

Smith said the fire was currently being held and wildfire firefighters, along with a crew from North Westside Fire Rescue, were at the site. The fire is currently 0.1 hectares in size and on Crown land. Smith said no structures are being threatened at this time. 

She said the fire started several hours ago and the cause was currently unknown.

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