UPDATE: 5-hectare Kal Park blaze person-caused

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A wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park was sparked Friday, April 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)A wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park was sparked Friday, April 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park was sparked Friday, Aug. 19. (Cindy Meissner photo)A wildfire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park was sparked Friday, Aug. 19. (Cindy Meissner photo)
A wildfire was sparked in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)A wildfire was sparked in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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Air support is on scene at the Cosens Bay wildfire in Coldstream Aug. 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)Air support is on scene at the Cosens Bay wildfire in Coldstream Aug. 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Air support is on scene at the Cosens Bay wildfire in Coldstream Aug. 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)Air support is on scene at the Cosens Bay wildfire in Coldstream Aug. 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE:

A fire in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park has grown to five hectares.

The blaze, sparked Friday afternoon, is human-caused.

BC Wildfire Service crews have been fighting the blaze with personnel and air support.

There is also another fire that has been sparked in the North Okanagan Friday evening. The blaze near Armstrong is five hectares near Vlem Creek. The cause is unknown at this time.

READ MORE: Second wildfire sparks in one day in North Okanagan near Armstrong

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ORIGINAL:

Air support is in the area as firefighters battle a blaze near Coldstream.

Crews responded to smoke at Cosens Bay, in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Thursday afternoon.

The blaze is approximately one-hectare in size.

Coldstream Fire Department is on scene as is BC Wildfire Service.

“There are helicopters present as well as air tankers,” said Shaelee Stearns, fire information officer.

BC Wildfire is calling the blaze the Cosens Creek wildfire, smoke can be seen coming over the hill.

“I dont beleive any structures are threatened at this time,” Stearns said.

Further details will be reported as they become available.

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