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Wildfire near Oyama

Updated 10 a.m.

Lake Country Fire Department says the fire was put out by sun down last night. 

It was contained to a half hectare and appears to be human caused.

Crews are returning this morning to make sure no hot spots remain. 

A small fire has broken out in the hills near Oyama. 

It was reported just before 7 p.m. and provincial wildfire control is aware of it. Kayla Pepper with the Kamloops Fire Centre said there is a three person initial attack team on the ground assisting Oyama Fire Department with the blaze. 

The fire is currently estimated at half a hectare in size. 

Jennifer Madsen who co-owns Oyama Zipline said she was a little worried about the blaze because if the wind shifted it could come towards her home and business.

Check back for more.

If you have pictures or video of the fire, send them to [email protected]


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