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Three wildfires in Kamloops Fire Centre still burning out of control

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August 07, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Three of the eight fires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre listed as 'fires of note' are still classified as out of control.

The eight wildfires are burning as of today, Aug. 7, ranging in size from the 12,000 hectare Snowy Mountain fire about 14 kilometres south of Keremeos — which is 40 per cent contained — to the Proctor Road blaze 16 km northeast of Lumby at just over 50 hectares and classified as being held, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

The Harris Creek, Mabel Creek and Sugar Mountain wildfires are still classified as out of control.

The 260-hectare Harris Creek wildfire is burning roughly 16 km southeast of Lumby. An area restriction order is in place for the Mabel Creek fire just 6.5 km from Mabel Lake, and the 170-hectare Sugar Mountain fire is four km east of Sugar Lake.

The 114-hectare fire burning at Monte Lake since Aug. 1 is now classified as being held and is therefore not expected to grow in size. Situated roughly 16 km northeast of Lumby, the Proctor Road fire measures 52.6-hectares and is also being held.

Burning since July 17, the Goode's Creek fire at Okanagan Mountain Park near Kelowna is now classified as under control. The fire is 1,370 hectares in size. B.C. Parks is requesting the public to stay out of the park so as not to hinder the firefighters working there.

The Kamloops Fire Centre coordinates the wildfire response from Blue River in the north to the U.S. border in the south, and from Bridge River in the west to Monashee Mountains in the east, including the Thompson-Okanagan region.

For more information:

The latest on the wildfires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre can be found at the B.C. Wildfire Service website here.

Go here for the latest information, evacuation orders and alerts, from the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre.

Go here for the latest evacuation orders and alerts from the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen.

Go here for the latest evacuation orders and alerts from the District of Summerland.

For the latest on road closures go to the Drive B.C. website here.

For the latest information on air quality go here.

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