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UPDATE: Tunkwa Lake wildfire near Kamloops in mop up phase

A wildfire was discovered near Tunkwa Lake yesterday, June 29, 2016.
Image Credit: B.C. Wildfire
June 30, 2016 - 4:09 PM

KAMLOOPS - A wildfire near Tunkwa Lake is currently in mop up after growing to 15 hectares overnight.

B.C. Wildfire responded to the fire north of Tunkwa Lake yesterday afternoon, June 28, at which point the fire was estimated at five hectares with a fast rate of spread. Tree candling and open flames were visible as the fire burned through grass and heavy standing timber. 

It did not grow throughout the day and is currently 100 per cent contained fire information officer Rachel Witt says. It's currently not aggressive either and 42 firefighters are currently working to dig a gaurd trench and lay hose around the area. 

Another spot fire south of Tunkwa Lake was also reported. Both fires are blamed on lightning.

— This story was updated at 4:02 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016 to include new information from B.C. Wildfire.

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