The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a three-hectare wildfire near Ingram Creek, about five kilometres north of the village of Midway. No structures are immediately threatened at this time.
Twenty-five firefighters, three helicopters and an airtanker group are working on this incident. A water tender is also on site and a fire guard is being established around the perimeter of the fire.
Smoke is visible from Midway, Greenwood and along Highway 3. It’s suspected that this fire was caused by lightning.
The number of phone reports received from the public allowed the Southeast Fire Centre to respond to this fire quickly and efficiently. The BC Wildfire Service would like to thank the public for their continued assistance in reporting wildfires.
The current fire danger rating in the Southeast Fire Centre is “moderate” or “high”, with some pockets rated “extreme” near Midway, Grand Forks, Kaslo and Revelstoke.
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
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