UPDATE: Small fires ignite in Shuswap

UPDATE: Small fires ignite in Shuswap

A series of small fires are being reported across the Shuswap

  • Aug. 22, 2018 7:19 a.m.

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.

BC Wildfire crews are on scene of several small blazes in the Shuswap.

The fire burning near Celista Humamilt forest service road is now 100 per cent machine guarded and an estimated 6 hectares in size.

North of Humamilt Lake, a 4 hectare fire is 75 per cent machine guarded.

While crews remain keeping an eye on the fire spotted near Scotch Cross, but are not on scene.

Due to the location of another fire burning at Second Creek, crews are unable to attend due to high elevation.

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ORIGINAL:

Several spot sized fires have ignited around the Shuswap in the last two days, all suspected to be lightning caused.

BC Wildfire is reporting three fires near Celista that started on Aug. 20; the North Humamilt Lake fire is an estimated at 4 hectares, the North Humamilt Creek blaze is an estimated .01 hectare, and a fire near Celista Humamilt Forest Service Road is believed to be 6 hectares in size.

On Tuesday, three more fires were reported.

The Scotch-Cross Creek blaze is an estimated .10 hectares in size, while closer to the Anstey-Hunakwa Provincial park the Second Creek fire is 1.10 hectares and just Northwest of Malakwa is a small spot sized blaze.

More to come.

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