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Wildfire near Peachland

A forestry initial attack crew is in the process of containing a brush fire just outside of Peachland.

The fire, which began around 4 p.m. was outside of the Peachland fire protection zone.

Trevor Lees with BC Wildfire Control said the approximate size of the fire is .25 hectares. A second team was dispatched after the initial attack crew arrived, bringing the number of fire fighters to six. 

A helicopter was also in action on the blaze dropping buckets of water.  

Crews are nearing the mop up stage, putting out burning logs and ground cover, but Lees said they will likely be there late into the night putting out hot spots.

No structures were threatened in the blaze. It is suspected to be human caused and it is under investigation.

If you have any pictures or video, send them to [email protected]

Trevor Rockliffe


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