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Crews battling wildfire in Logan Lake

LOGAN LAKE (NEWS1130) – An aggressive wildfire has broken out late this afternoon near Logan Lake, south of Kamloops.

Fire information officer Michaela Swan says the area is extremely dry and hot right now, and it’s believed this fire was caused by people.

She says it exploded in a matter of hours. “When crews initially arrived on-site, the fire was estimated at two-hectares in size. While the air tankers were laying retardant the fire did move quite quickly through the logging slash and is now estimated at 14-hectares.

Air tankers, helicopters, and a team of 55 firefighters are on site. They’re working to build a containment guard to try and get the flames under control.

Swan says most areas of BC are under a high or even extreme fire danger rating.