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UPDATE: Wildfire near Kamloops compost facility is under control

A grass fire near the Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility in Kamloops was reported July 14, 2020.
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July 15, 2020 - 2:32 PM

A grassfire near the Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility in Kamloops is now under control.

The fire was spotted yesterday afternoon, July 14, and initially Kamloops Fire Rescue responded with three fire trucks and 10 firefighters, with assistance from 24 B.C. Wildfire Service firefighters.

READ MORE: Kamloops fire crews battle blaze near compost facility

The Mara Hill fire, located north of Ord Road, is estimated to be 3.2 hectares in size and is now under control, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.  Ten wildfire service members remain today to mop up the fire with support from Kamloops firefighters.

No structures were threatened by the fire and the cause is under investigation.

The only other wildfire burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre is a small one on Beaver Lake Road east of Lake Country that was discovered July 14.

— This story was updated at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to say the fire was under control.


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