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Nighthawk blaze near Keremeos being held

Kamloops Fire Centre fire information officer Kayla Fraser says the Knighthawk fire, burning in the SImilkameen, is expected to be under control by late this afternoon.
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May 26, 2021 - 12:43 PM

B.C. Wildfire officials say a blaze that began in the Similkameen valley about 20 km southeast of Keremeos yesterday is now being held.

Kamloops Fire Centre fire information officer Kayla Fraser says the 1.14 ha Nighthawk blaze is now classified as ‘being held.’

“We anticipate it will be under control by the end of today,” she said.

Six personnel are currently actioning the fire, which is not threatening any structures or nearby Highway 3.

Cause of the fire is still unknown.

The fire danger rating in the Kamloops Fire Centre ranges from low to moderate, following precipitation that fell across the region yesterday, May 25.

More rain is in the forecast for tomorrow, following which a high pressure system is expected to build across the southern part of the province. There are currently 20 fires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre, four of which have broken out in the past two days.

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