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North Okanagan wildfire near Sugar Lake grows

Blaze sparked Thursday, June 6 now 5.5 hectares
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A fire north of Sugar Lake is now 5.5 hectares in size July 7, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Updated information from BC Wildfire Service shows a rural Cherryville fire has grown.

The blaze, north of Sugar Lake, is an estimated 5.5 hectares as of Friday, July 7.

“There are nine personnel on site with air support,” said Taylor Shantz, fire information officer.

The Star Creek fire was discovered Thursday, July 6 around 1:30 p.m. and was initially listed as three hectares and thought to be near Sprockton Creek.

The fire is out of control and suspected to be human-caused.

A campfire ban is in effect for the entire Kamloops Fire Centre, as of noon July 7.

This is the second wildfire in less than two weeks near Sugar Lake.

A lightning strike sparked a blaze in the trees near the lake June 24.

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A fire north of Sugar Lake is now 5.5 hectares in size July 7, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service map)


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