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Multiple new fires reported across Kamloops Fire Centre in last 24 hours

August 19, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Eight new fires have been discovered in the Interior region in the past 24 hours.

Along with the Mount Christie wildfire near Penticton, where close to 4,000 properties are on evacuation alert and more than 300 evacuated, multiple other fires have been discovered around the Interior region, although none threaten any structures.

According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, a fire is burning at Munroe Creek, just over 26 kilometres northwest of Summerland. The fire was discovered Aug. 18 and is 5.9 hectares in size and although the fire is classified as out of control, no structures are threatened by the blaze. B.C. Wildfire Service has four personnel on-site and 20 more are on route. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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A fire reported Aug. 18 about eight kilometres north of Highway 1 east of Malakwa is currently two hectares in size and classified as out of control.

A B.C. Wildfire Service spokesperson said the fire is burning in very difficult terrain and with limited access has only been seen from the air. There are no structures nearby and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

A small spot fire was discovered yesterday, Aug. 19, and is roughly 20 metres by 10 metres and burning in the vicinity of the Monashee Provincial Park, northwest of Sugar Lake. The B.C. Wildfire Service said lightning was the suspected cause of the blaze and no structures were threatened.

The Gold Creek fire seven kilometres northeast of Adams Lake was reported Aug. 17 and is now under control. Crews are monitoring the 0.25-hectare fire that is burning in very difficult to access steep and rocky terrain.

In the northwest of Adams Lake, a 20-hectare fire burning near the Barrier Pass Forest Services Road is still classified as out of control but threatens no structures. B.C. Wildlife Service said 31 personnel were on site along with two helicopters.


The Kamloops Fire Centre is responding to the Gold Creek FSR wildfire (K21192) located 6.8 km northeast of Adams Lake.... Posted by BC Wildfire Service on Monday, August 17, 2020  

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