Firefighters contain Kamloops blaze

The fire was burning about three-quarters of a kilometre south of the Cinnamon Ridge recycling area and a half-kilometre to the east, but no structures were under threat from the flames

Kamloops firefighters have contained a two-hectare blaze near the Cinnamon Ridge recycling area that climbed into the trees south of the site.

Kamloops Fire Rescue assistant captain Dan Sutherland said the fire was under control as of about 12:30 p.m. Crews remained on scene Wednesday afternoon doing mop up work, which included felling a few trees near the North Shire composting and recycling site.

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About 34 firefighters between KFR and the the BC Wildfire Service responded to the call, which came in at about 11:15 a.m.

The fire was burning dry grasses and trees off a dirt road on private, farm lease land, Sutherland told KTW.

No clear cause of the fire has been determined yet, but he said firefighters will be investigating in the coming days.

The fire was burning about three-quarters of a kilometre south of the recycling area and a half-kilometre to the east, but no structures were under threat from the flames, said Sutherland.

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