Wildfires near Chase are now under control

Meanwhile, blazes have started near Westwold and at the north end of Nicola Lake near Merritt

Two fires that ignited near Chase on the weekend are now under control, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

The pair of fires are burning on the north side of the South Thompson River west of Chase. Both fires are in the same general area, just southeast of Niskonlith Lake.

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The fire burning closest the lake, the Kamloops-Shuswap Road blaze, is estimated at 250 hectares. The fire burning closer to the river, the River Flats blaze, is estimated at 100 hectares in size.

Crews managed to get the fires under control by Monday and are now in the mop-up stage with both blazes, which were discovered on Saturday.

The fire are believed to have been human-caused, though a specific reason has not been determined.

On Monday, two new fires flared up in the Kamloops Fire Centre, both estimated at less than a hectare in size as of Tuesday morning.

One blaze is in Westwold, north of Douglas Lake Road, while the second fire is at the north end of Nicola Lake, near Merritt.

Another blaze was burning about 40 kilometres east of Logan Lake on Saturday. The Pukaist Creek fire was discovered last Thursday, but is no longer on the active fires list.

That blaze was last reported to be small in size, at less than a hectare.

© Kamloops This Week


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