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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Updated - July 25, 2018 - Wildfire at Sitkum (7 Mile)

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UPDATE ON SITKUM WILDFIRE


July 25, 2018 - 9:30am

An update from the South East Fire Center: The Sitkum Wildfire at 7 mile is now under control and it is “sufficiently suppressed”. It is suspected to have been human caused– however this is unconfirmed. The 0.2 hectare fire remains that size and has not grown. There are currently four (4) BC Wildfire Service personnel on site.

NEW WILDFIRE AT SITKUM NORTH SHORE (7 Mile)

July 24, 2018 – 11:00am

BC Wildfire Service has confirmed the ignition of a small wildfire at 7 Mile (Sitkum area). The fire is about 0.2 Ha in size and they have an initial attack crew on scene and should the need arise, there are helicopters and air tankers on standby to assist in the suppression of this fire. The fire danger rating is HIGH with continued hot and dry weather for the foreseeable future, so please be careful with all ignition sources.

For ongoing updates for this fire, please visit the BC Wildfire Service at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status.

Photo Credit for pulled back view - Kelly Keiwan.

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