Crew working on North Okanagan wildfire

UPDATE: Bobby Burns Road blaze held at .8 hectares

UPDATE: Monday, June 3 @ 9 a.m.

The Bobby Burns Road fire is now listed as held.

BC Wildfire Service reports the blaze remains at .8 hectares.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated as of 12:05 p.m. June 1 to reflect suspected cause is lightning, not human, as was originally stated by BC Wildfire Service.

Crews are working to get control of a wildfire between two North Okanagan provincial parks.

The fire, in the Bobbie Burns Road area east of Silver Star Provincial and south of Mabel Lake Provincial Park was reported on Saturday.

As of Sunday at 9:30 a.m., the fire had grown to .80 hectares in size.

RELATED: New wildfire reported east of Sicamous

“It’s currently rated as out of control,” said BC Wildfire media information officer Taylor MacDonald. “We had six personnel working on it Saturday, and we have six working on it today (Sunday).”

MacDonald said the fire is suspected lightning-caused.



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Kyla Hamilton snapped this shot of the current wildfire from 25 KM on Bobbie Burns Road between Silver Star and Mabel Lake Provincial Parks.

A six-person BC Wildfire crew is working to get control of a .80 hectare wildfire that ignited Saturday 18 kilometres east of Armstrong between Silver Star and Mabel Lake Provincial Parks. (BC Wildfire - Google Maps)

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