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UPDATE: Third North Okanagan wildfire sparked

Blazes north of Enderby and Cherryville have both increased in size while another has been spotted
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Aerial view of the Gates Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.

Another wildfire has been sparked northeast of Enderby.

BC Wildfire Service reports a spot-sized blaze is burning near Hunter’s Range north of Mabel Lake. The cause is unknown at this time.

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ORIGINAL 10 a.m.

Two wildfires burning in the mountains locally have seen growth overnight.

The Cooke Creek fire, burning north of Enderby is listed as out of control at 61 hectares, up from 15 Thursday. It is listed as lightning caused and was sparked Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The Gates Creek blaze burning in the Monashee Mountains, north of Cherryville’s Sugar Lake, is now an estimated 286 hectares. It is also lightning caused and sparked Thursday, Sept. 8.

READ MORE: Wildfire sparked north of Cherryville’s Sugar Lake

READ MORE: Lightning sparks wildfire northeast of Enderby


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