Logan Lake fire at 25 ha

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.

A forest fire burning seven kilometres from Logan Lake near Tunkwa Road currently sits at 25 hectares.

Fire Information Officer Jody Lucius said air support, that consisted of a helicopter and air tankers, is done for the day due to darkness, but 17 firefighters will stay on the line throughout the night.

There are currently no structures threatened.

“More crews and possible air support will return in the morning,” said Lucius. “It is suspected human caused.”

Lucius said people are reminded to be extra careful in the woods.

“Although we are experiencing flooding throughout a good portion of the Kamloops Fire Centre, there are other areas that definitely pretty dry and we are seeing fire activity start pretty easily,” she said. “So we want everybody to be extra cautious as always.”

Crews are at the scene of a wildfire near Logan Lake.

Marla Catherall, communications assistant with the Kamloops Fire Centre, says 40 ground crew are currently tackling the blaze, which started Tuesday afternoon.

“We have air support requested,” said Catherall, adding the fire is estimated to be 12 hectares in size.

Information is still being gathered on how active the fire is.

The fire hazard rating is sitting at moderate for the region, but with the ongoing heat wave, things will be drying out quickly.

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

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