iN PHOTOS: Front row seat to the Dew Drop Trail wildfire

The Dew Drop Trail wildfire west of Kamloops, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

KAMLOOPS  - A blaze in the Dew Drop Trail area west of Kamloops was being held as a controlled burn by B.C. Wildfire, when it unexpectedly took off on Monday.

As of this morning, June 28, crews have the wildfire about 50 per cent contained, according to B.C. Wildfire. The wildfire was mapped at 156 hectares in size.

Several firefighters were on scene yesterday evening, June 27, some walking around and keeping an eye on hot spots. 

A surprisingly large number of locals took the opportunity to drive through the scene last night and at one point on the road, at least seven vehicles were parked in one spot. People were outside their vehicles taking photographs of a burning tree.

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Several B.C. Wildfire firefighters were keeping an eye on hot spots on the evening of June 27, 2017.
Several B.C. Wildfire firefighters were keeping an eye on hot spots on the evening of June 27, 2017.

The Dew Drop Trail fire was a controlled burn that took off on Monday, June 26, 2017.
The Dew Drop Trail fire was a controlled burn that took off on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Smoke filled skies in the Dew Drop Trail area.
Smoke filled skies in the Dew Drop Trail area.


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