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Small fire north of Kamloops still sitting at nine hectares

No new growth on Plateau

A wildfire burning 20 kilometres north of Kamloops saw no new growth overnight, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire, burning south of Porcupine Meadows provincial park, is still estimated at nine hectares.

“It's still classified as out of control,” BC Wildfire Service fire information officer Shaelee Stearns told Castanet Kamloops.

“We still have helicopters returning throughout the morning today to offer support to ground crews.”

Stearns said there are 24 personnel on the ground today continuing to establish a machine guard with heavy machinery.

Stearns said ground crews worked overnight on the fire.

No structures are threatened at this time.

This story will be updated as more information becomes known



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