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Grass fire burning out of control near Cache Creek

Last Updated Aug 27, 2019 at 7:55 am PST

A wildfire is burning out of control near Cache Creek. (Source: BC Wildfire Service, Twitter)
Summary

BC Wildfires crews are fighting a fire near Cache Creek that's about 20 hectares in size

The cause isn't known

No buildings are currently threatened by the flames

CACHE CREEK (NEWS 1130) — A grass fire is now burning out of control about 16 kilometres outside of Cache Creek.

The fire is about 40 hectares in size, or about the size of 40 soccer fields.

Fire Information Officer Madison Smith says crews are trying to get it under control.

“We currently have 22 BC Wildfire personnel on site, and they were supported earlier by air tankers,” she says. “They are working to control the fire at this time.”

The BC Wildfire Service isn’t sure yet what caused it.

For now, no homes or other buildings are threatened by the fire.