Firefighters respond to 20-hectare grass fire near Kamloops


B.C. Wildfire Service has dispatched 49 firefighters, air tankers and a helicopter to a grass fire near Kamloops that grew to 20-hectares on Thursday afternoon.

The wildfire, burning in the Shuswap Road area, is pushing smoke towards Kamloops and is highly visible from Highway 1.

#BCWildfire Service crews and air support are responding to a fire on Shuswap Road, on the east end of #Kamloops. Updates will be provided as the situation develops.

— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 12, 2018

“While there are structures are in the area, they are not considered threatened at this time,” the B.C. Wildfire Service said in a release.

The BC Wildfire Service has 49 crew members, airtankers, one helicopter and fire origin and cause personnel responding to a wildfire in the Shuswap Road area, on the east side of Kamloops. ORG XMIT: iSeSLQ-0eNDjleDbYrH1 [PNG Merlin Archive]

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The BC Wildfire Service has 49 crew members, airtankers, one helicopter and fire origin and cause personnel responding to a wildfire in the Shuswap Road area, on the east side of Kamloops. ORG XMIT: iSeSLQ-0eNDjleDbYrH1 [PNG Merlin Archive]

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

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