New fire spotted at Mara Mountain

Spot-sized blaze in Hunters Range area north of Enderby

Another new fire has been spotted in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

A spot fire was discovered Wednesday at Mara Mountain, in the Hunters Range area north east of Enderby.

See also: Small fires ignite in Shuswap

The blaze is north of another fire discovered Tuesday, on the Enderby side of Mabel Lake.

The Sowsap Creek fire is listed as .1 hectares and is on the southern end of Mabel Lake.

“It’s only rank one which means it’s a smouldering ground fire, there’s no open flames,” said Shelley Zupp, BC Wildfire Service fire information officer.

A three-person initial attack crew is on the fire.

“The initial attack crews in Vernon work very hard and are good at what they do,” said Zupp.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it could be a hold over from lightning.

“Sometimes when the smoke lifts and it heats up, fires that were previously creeping along become active in the heat.”

See: Troops heading to Lumby to lend a hand with wild fires

While the smoke has eased up, it continues to linger.

See: Filmmaker captures the smoke that enveloped the Shuswap


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