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Forest fire in Enderby

UPDATE 6:50 P.M.

The fire is fully contained and crews are in the mop up stage.


UPDATE 4:13 P.M.

Hugh Murdoch with the B.C. Wildfire Service said the fire is one hectare in size and not expected to grow.

“We are pretty confident it will not get any bigger,” said Murdoch.

Along with one helicopter, there is a B.C. Wildfire Service initial attack crew and unit crew – totalling 21 forestry firefighters – assisting the Enderby fire department in tackling the blaze.

There is no word on the cause of the fire.


Ground crews and a helicopter are attacking an interface fire in the Enderby area.

Darren Popoff was working near the Twin Lakes District where the fire is burning Tuesday afternoon.

“It's a pretty forested residential area,” said Popoff. “The helicopter is here and they are hitting it pretty hard right now.”

Popoff said the fire started around 1 p.m. and “there have been sirens going up and down the road” since then.

Popoff said the smoke has decreased since the helicopter arrived.

Castanet will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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