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UPDATE: Skimmers and parattack crews working on K Mountain blaze

Skimmer dropping water on the K Mountain wildfire.
Image Credit: Facebook/Lianna Bryan Dyck
September 10, 2017 - 3:40 PM

PENTICTON  - The B.C. Wildfire Service is still monitoring the K Mountain fire near Keremeos and there have been few updates.

The K Mountain fire was reported Thursday evening south of Keremeos and since then, there has been no growth, according to B.C. Wildfire Communications Officer Max Birkner today, Sept. 10.

"It is holding at 6.9 hectares," says Birkner.

Today there are 10 Parattack troops working on K Mountain in addition to skimmers cooling the fire.

Birkner suspects the residents of Keremeos will continue to see the smoke from the blaze. The blaze has been holding at 6.9 hectares since Thursday and no change in wildfire activity is predicted.

There has been no change to what caused the fire to start and it is still being investigated.

— This story was updated at 3:39 p.m. Sept. 10, 2017 to add a video from Lianna Bryan Dyck.

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