KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) – A wildfire at the west end of Kamloops Lake, near Savona, is now estimated at 200 hectares in size.
The Sabiston Creek wildfire has forced fire crews to burn out pockets of brush between the edge of the fire and the control line in order to regain some control over the flames.
UPDATE: The Sabiston Creek #BCWildfire (K20487) is now estimated at 200 hectares in size. Crews will conduct controlled burn operations to remove unburnt fuels between the edge of the fire and the control line. More info below. #Kamloops #Lytton pic.twitter.com/KBPeAfJtdf
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 6, 2019
But it’s not guaranteed to work. The tactic only is successful when conditions are ideal and allow crews to burn out possible fire fuel in a controlled environment.
People living in the area are being warned of smoke caused by the fire. It is expected to remain smoky, but there are no current road closures.
The fire has quickly grown in size, after it broke out on Wednesday, June 5th.