UPDATE: Goose Lake fire near Kamloops mapped at 33 hectares | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Smoke
22.2°C

Kamloops News

UPDATE: Goose Lake fire near Kamloops mapped at 33 hectares

Image Credit: FILE PHOTO
July 15, 2021 - 10:24 AM

Kamloops Fire Rescue and B.C. Wildfire Service are battling a wildfire that was reported this morning near Goose Lake.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the City proactively activated the EOC and was ready to respond to multiple scenarios had the fire became a concern for the community. The fire did not threaten any homes at any point today," according to the City of Kamloops. The emergency operations centre was stood down at 12 p.m.

Traffic is restricted to local traffic only on Goose Lake Road as firefighters are on site and continue to action and monitor the fire, according to the City of Kamloops.

The wildfire, called by the Cole Hill fire, by the B.C. Wildfire Service, is mapped at 33 hectares with 10 personnel, and two helicopters on site being assisted by Kamloops firefighters, said wildfire information officer Taylor MacDonald.

The fire is located just outside of city limits, about seven kilometres southwest of the city's downtown and two km away from Jacko Lake, she said.

- This story was updated at 2:10 p.m. to provide details on the fire's size.

- This story was updated at 1 p.m. to say the emergency operations centre has been stood down at this time.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Carli Berry or call 250-864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021
iNFOnews

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile