Wildfire west of Sun Peaks grows in size | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

N/A

Kamloops News

Wildfire west of Sun Peaks grows in size

The West of Whitecroft fire located to the west of Sun Peaks, July 10, 2021.
Image Credit: TWITTER/Keith Lyall
July 10, 2021 - 4:58 PM

A wildfire located to the west of Sun Peaks has grown to 10 hectares since yesterday.

The West of Whitecroft wildfire was initially discovered July 9 and was reported at 0.2 hectares in size.

There are seven personnel, four helicopters, air tankers and heavy equipment on-site, said B.C. Wildfire Service information officer Madison Smith.

“We have seen a bit more aggressive fire behaviour on site today so there has been a bit of growth today,” she said. "If it is windy that would be a contributing factor."

The fire is classified as out of control.

 


To contact a reporter for this story, email Carli Berry or call 250-864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021
iNFOnews

  • Popular vernon News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile