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Humans likely cause of weekend fire in Peachland

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August 31, 2016 - 6:30 PM

PEACHLAND - It may have been small but the Antler Beach fire in Peachland was human caused initial investigation has found.

The 0.3 hectare fire started Saturday, Aug. 27, B.C. Wildfire information officer Rachel Witt said and was quickly attacked by six firefighters, one helicopter and some air tankers.

“The air tankers were able to put fire retardant around the perimeter,” Witt added.

Witt said crews jumped hard on the spot fire just one kilometre off Highway 97 but calm winds and cooler temperatures that night allowed them to quickly gain the upper hand.

“It was caught early on and quickly contained,” Witt says. “And the weather was beneficial.”

Witt said the Antler Beach fire is now on patrol status with crews checking periodically for hot spots.

“It’s the final stage before calling the fire out."

The fire remains under investigation and is believed to be human caused, she says.

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