UPDATE: Firefighters holding wildfire on Anarchist Mountain

FILE PHOTO: B.C Wildfire crews are attending a wildfire that broke out on Anarchist Mountain near Osoyoos last night.

PENTICTON - B.C. Wildfire is reporting a new wildfire on Anarchist Mountain near Osoyoos.

The blaze broke out at 10:50 p.m. yesterday evening, Aug. 7, about two kilometres east of Osoyoos, and was originally attended by members of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department.

Ten members and a water tender worked the blaze overnight to build a guard.

Fire Information Officer Rachel Witt says this morning, Aug. 8, the fire is currently being worked by seven B.C. Wildfire personnel and a water tender, with three to four additional crews expected to arrive by mid-morning.

She says the fire is being held at 10 hectares, largely due to cooperative weather conditions.

No word yet on cause of the blaze.


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