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McCall Creek fire in Peachland well under control

Smoke from a wildfire burning west of Peachland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Jeff Martin (with permission)
August 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

PEACHLAND - The McCall Creek fire above Peachland is still burning but barely.

“The’re making progress on it,” B.C. Wildfire information officer Max Birkner said. “It’s 100 per cent contained although you may see some smoke coming from it over the next few days.”

Birkner said B.C. Wildfire initially hit the fire with 24 men, three air tankers, four skimmers and a helicopter.

The fire is still listed at 1.5 hectares and the cause is under active investigation, Birkner added.

It is located just 1.5 kilometres from Peachland, outside the service area of Peachland Fire Rescue, but the department responded anyway.

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