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K Mountain wildfire near Keremeos still out of control, but holding

The K Mountain wildfire, currently assessed at 6.9 hectares.
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September 11, 2017 - 12:15 PM

PENTICTON - Firefighters have made good progress on the K Mountain fire near Keremeos.

The K Mountain fire was reported Thursday evening, Sept. 7, and is being held at 6.9 hectares, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

Fire information officer Justine Hunse says today, Sept. 11, ten parattack firefighters are working to build a fire guard between steep, rocky slopes, and making good progress, although the fire is still considered out of control.

"There is no air support, which is a good sign," says Hunse.

Hunse says the parattack crew is overnighting near the fire so they can continue their work in the morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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