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Four new wildfires in the Kamloops Fire Centre

File photo - B.C. Wildfire Firefighters assisted in several blazes which broke out in the Kamloops Fire Centre yesterday, April 22, 2021.
April 23, 2021 - 1:17 PM

Fire crews are controlling a number of wildfires that broke out yesterday in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Fire Information Officer Kayla Fraser says B.C. Wildfire assisted in containing three blazes in the Penticton area yesterday, April 22.

A fire on the Greyback Forest Service Road that broke out yesterday afternoon was probably the most visible fire in the area, reaching 1.4 ha before being declared ‘under control,’ this morning. Fraser says six firefighters are on scene today, putting out hot spots and patrolling the perimeter.

The wildfire service also assisted the Penticton Indian Band with a 4 ha blaze that broke out on Marron Valley Road. It is now considered being held, with three wildfire firefighters and a water tanker assisting Penticton Indian Band crews.

A third fire occurred on Chute Lake Road north of Naramata yesterday. Fraser says the fire reached .1 ha in size and is being patrolled by the Naramata Fire Department today.

Closer to Kamloops, the Six Mile Hill fire also broke out yesterday. That fire burned 2.5 ha and is considered under control today,

The Kamloops Fire Centre issued a wind warning yesterday, with forecast winds of light to moderate winds today. Kamloops could see southeast winds this afternoon at 20 km/h, while the Okanagan could see 20 to 40 km/h winds from the northwest.

Fraser reminds residents not to consider any kind of open burning if winds are a possibility.

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