Wind fuels Enderby wildfire

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BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two wildfires in the Okanagan this weekend.

In the North Okanagan, a wildfire east of Enderby, in the Enderby Mabel Oxbow area, was sparked yesterday, April 25 and is believed to be human-caused, said BC Wildfire Service communication officer Kyla Fraser.

The fire is listed as out of control, and an attack crew is on scene today. The fire spread quickly yesterday because of the windy conditions and is believed to be between two to four hectares in size, Fraser said.

A wildfire east of Penticton on Carmi Road is also believed to be human-caused. The fire started in a stump and then began to burn the grass around it, Fraser said.

One initial attack crew is on scene and the fire is less than a hectare in size.

Small wildfires in the spring months is fairly common, Fraser said, as debris is drier than in winter months.

The fires are not threatening any structures, she said.

Burning prohibitions are currently in place across the Kamloops Fire Centre. 

 


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