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UPDATE: Mount Millar wildfire on the Okanagan Connector increases to .80 hectares

Thirty BCWS firefighters are responding to the fire

UPDATE: 1:00 p.m.

The status of the Mount Miller fire has been changed to “being held”, according to the Kamloops Fire Rescue.

At the scene of the fire, there are currently three personnel on site, two less than overnight.

This, in addition to all aircrafts being grounded, is a good sign, Marla Catherall, information officer for the fire rescue, said.

“(We) don’t anticipate any spread,” she said.

The fire is 0.8 hectares in size.

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UPDATE: 9:00 a.m.

The Mount Miller fire has increased to .80 hectares, according to B.C. Wildfire.

Last night, residents from Peachland Neighbors Facebook group said the fire was almost extinguished.

“Drove by an hour ago and it’s all but out,” wrote Facebook user Tom Muir.

Details are sparse; however, fire departments are still battling the wildfire.

KCN is awaiting an update from Kamloops Fire Centre.

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UPDATE: Tuesday 7:01 p.m.

The Mount Millar wildfire is now being classified as out of control.

Three helicopters are on the scene but the air tankers have finished for the night, according to Taylor MacDonald of the Kamloops Fire Centre.

No residents are being evacuated at this time.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Tuesday 6:10 p.m.

There are reports of a wildfire north of Peachland on Highway 97C.

The Facebook group Peachland Neighbours says the fire can be seen near Trepanier Road.

B.C. Wildfire Services are responding to the fire. Ten BCWS firefighters are responding with an additional 20 on the way. The blaze is currently estimated to be about 0.75 hectares in size.

At this time, the fire is thought to be human-caused.

More to come.


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