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Firefighters Respond to Wildfire South of Fairmont

Firefighters Respond to Wildfire South of Fairmont

Members of the Fairmont, Windermere and Canal Flats fire departments are currently on the scene of a wildfire south of Fairmont.

“We have a total of 13 firefighters on scene along with five pieces of apparatus, and everyone is focused on getting the upper hand on the fire, which was reported at about 11:30pm this evening,” explains Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Chief Drew Sinclair.  A Response Officer and Initial Attack crew from the BC Wildfire Service are also now on scene.

The fire is burning on Crown land on the west side of Highway 93/95 near the Columbia Lake viewpoint.  RCMP are on site and have temporarily closed the highway to allow crews to safely do their work.

The fire is currently estimated to be 2 hectares in size and no structures are threatened at this time.

More updates will be provided Wednesday morning or as additional information becomes available.


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