Small wildfire southwest of Ashcroft now being held, BCWS says

Fire near Ashcroft now held

A small wildfire that was discovered on Saturday burning southwest of Ashcroft is now being held, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

The blaze, located about 10 kilometres away from Ashcroft near Minaberriet Creek, was estimated to be just over six hectares in size.

Taylor Colman, fire information officer, said there are about five BCWS firefighters and a contract crew working at the site of the wildfire on Monday morning.

When the fire was discovered on Saturday, helicopters and tankers could be seen assisting ground crews to fight the blaze.

According to the BCWS’ website, the wildfire is suspected to have been caused by a person.

A second spot fire that was discovered on Sunday burning west of Ashcroft near Lone Tree Creek was declared out on Monday morning.

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