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Wildfire causes trail closures near Merritt

Wildfire near Merritt
Image Credit: Merritt Mountain Biking Association
August 22, 2020 - 5:11 PM

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting a new fire located to the south of Merritt.

The fire, listed at two hectares in size, is located near Fox Farm Road.

Jordan Pinto, president of the Merritt Mountain Biking Association, announced this afternoon that the Iron Mountain trails are closed until further notice.

"It is small right now but it is hot and winds are in favor of pushing it directly into the trails. Crews are on site and fighting. Please stay away until it is fully out," he said in the Facebook post.

The fire is suspected to be human caused, according to the Wildfire Service.


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