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Small wildfire near Peachland burning out of control

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A small wildfire in the Lower Eneas Creek area southwest of Peachland was burning out of control as of 6:34 p.m. Sunday, July 23.

The fire was discovered at about 7 p.m. on Friday and was estimated to be 0.6 ha last night. It was probably caused by lightning, according to BC Wildfire Service.

It is one of three active wildfires burning in the Peachland area but the only one listed as out of control. It's also the most visible.

A fire east of Peachland Creek was discovered Saturday night and was 0.009 ha as of yesterday afternoon and being held.

A fire in the Lower Greata Creek area west of Peachland was discovered Friday and reached 0.5 ha by yesterday afternoon and is also rated as being held.

The cause of all three fires is suspected to be lightning.

No evacuation alerts or orders have been issued.

There are 483 active wildfires in BC, including 59 in the Kamloops Fire District. There have been 28 new fires in the last 24 hours.

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