BC Wildfire Service responding to two hectare wildfire

Fire burning near Kimberley

BC Wildfire Service reports progress is being made on a suspected human-caused wildfire east of Kimberley.

The Stirton Road wildfire is about two hectares in size and is being actively responded to by attack and unit crews, with aerial support from air tankers and ground support from the Kimberley fire department.

No structures or communities are currently threatened by the fire, and BC Wildfire Service says good progress has been made to limit fire growth.

It is highly visible from Kimberley, Marysville and Highway 95A, and smoke is expected to remain present in the area for the next 24 to 48 hours.

The initial attack crew will remain on site Sunday night to monitor the fire. 

There are currently no restrictions or closures impacting the St. Mary's Lake area, but residents are advised air tankers may use the lake for skimming and to exercise caution when using the area. 

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air-quality advisories, visit the BC Wildfire Service website.


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