Wildfire near Savona has burned 200 hectares

Wildfire crews remained overnight at the fire west of Kamloops

The B.C. Wildfire Service says the Sabiston Creek wildfire has burned approximately 200 hectares of land three kilometres west of Savona.

The fire, sparked Wednesday afternoon, briefly closed Highway 1 and caused a power outage, which affected more than 400 BC Hydro customers before power was restored that evening.

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Fire information officer Marla Catherall said 33 personnel were on scene Thursday, including contract crews. They were working on establishing a fire guard on the eastern flank of the blaze.

Crews remained on scene overnight on Wednesday and Catherall said the fire responded well to suppression efforts.

No structures have been affected and none are being threatened, according to Catherall.

Ground crews have planned a controlled burn for Thursday afternoon.

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