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Wildfire just north of Vernon has been contained

July 13, 2021 - 10:11 AM

A wildfire discovered north of Vernon in Spallumcheen yesterday has been contained.

The wildfire located northeast of Greenhow Road is currently contained near the Vernon-Spallumcheen municipal boundary. Armstrong Spallumcheen fire crews are on site and will remain so into the night, according to a press release issued by the Township of Spallumcheen.

“The quick response by Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department crews and (the B.C. Wildfire Service) contained the fire to approximately one hectare in size," according to the town.

“An aggressive aerial response by air tankers and bucketing helicopters continued into the evening. This morning crews are on site and will remain so throughout the day working to further contain the fire,” the township said.

A tactical evacuation alert has been lifted.

The township will issue a further update on the fire this afternoon on its website here.

— This story was updated at 4:40 p.m. July 13, 2021 to include a comment from the district about firefighters remaining on site.

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