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Wildfire near Kamloops doubles in size, estimated at 200 hectares

Last Updated Jun 6, 2019 at 8:18 pm PST

A large 200 hectare wildfire is burning out of control in Savona near Kamloops. (Source: BC Wildfire Service, Twitter)
Summary

Fire crews are attempting to control the Sabiston Creek wildfire, which is now more than 200 hectares in size

Crews have burnt out pockets of brush between the edge of the fire and the control line

The fire has doubled in size since it first broke out on Wednesday, June 5th

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.

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.