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Wildfire near Kamloops dump currently in mop up

A controlled burn at Kenna Cartwright Park in Kamloops.
July 03, 2017 - 12:45 PM

KAMLOOPS – A wildfire reported this morning has been knocked down.

Firefighters from Kamloops Fire Rescue and provincial wildfire crews are currently dousing the hot spots left over near the Kamloops shooting range and city dump. Platoon Captain Troy Grant says there’s no open flame now, but the fire did grow to 3 or 4 hectares.

“They’ll be doing it for awhile since it was a fairly large area,” he says.

The fire reported at 8:47 a.m., July 3. Along with the city and provincial ground crews, air tankers dropped a mixture of foam, retardant and water to help control the blaze.

The area that caught fire was steep terrain covered in brush and grass, making for a serious situation, Grant says, but at no point were any structures threatened by the flames.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.

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