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Wildfire crews make excellent progress on massive Elephant Hill blaze

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September 21, 2017 - 2:17 PM

KAMLOOPS - The B.C .Wildfire Service says firefighters are close to containing the roughly 1,900-square kilometre wildfire that has destroyed numerous homes and properties west and north of Kamloops since early July.

Fire information officer Erin Catherall says the huge Elephant Hill blaze is now 95 per cent contained, up from 85 per cent on Wednesday.

Cooler weather and spotty rain are credited for helping crews make headway.

All the evacuation orders and alerts around the fire were dropped Wednesday and there are no longer any evacuation orders in effect around any of the wildfires still burning in B.C., although campfire bans remain in place in the Kamloops, Cariboo and Southeast fire centres.

Find past stories on the Elephant Hill wildfire here.

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