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Goose Lake wildfire near Kamloops being held

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July 16, 2021 - 8:20 AM

A wildfire that sparked yesterday morning near Kamloops is now being held by firefighters.

The Cole Hill wildfire, located near Goose Lake, is now being held at 33 hectares today, July 16, said B.C. Wildfire information officer Taylor MacDonald. When a wildfire is classified as being held, this means firefighters don't expect it to grow outside of its existing boundaries.

Yesterday, July 15, saw 10 B.C. Wildfire personnel, and two helicopters with assistance assisted by Kamloops Fire Rescue.

READ MORE: Goose Lake fire near Kamloops mapped at 33 hectares

“Seems like things went well,” MacDonald said.

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


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