New wildfire sparks near Armstrong, north of Silver Star Provincial Park

Fire sparks north of Silverstar

A new fire has sparked nine kilometres east of Armstrong, north Silver Star Provincial Park.

Named the Velm Creek Wildfire, the fire is estimated at five hectares in size and is burning rank three, with heavy timber, an organized flame front and occasional candling, according to BC Wildfire Service.

The fire was discovered Friday night.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

BCWS said the fire is highly visible to surrounding communities. Air tankers are currently responding with crews and helicopters en route.

No other information was provided on the wildfire at this time. Castanet has reached out for more information.

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