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Lightning suspected cause of new fire in South Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service initial attack crew responding
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the .5-hectare Squilax Mountain fire burning southwest of Sorrento. (BCWS image)

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new fire burning southwest of Sorrento.

The Squilax Mountain blaze was discovered around 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. A BC Wildfire Service spokesperson said an initial attack crew was on scene and that a helicopter bucket would be providing air support.

As of 3:45 p.m. Thursday, the .5-hectare blaze was Rank 1, a smouldering ground fire, and believed to have been caused by lightning.

Read more: BC Wildfire crews, aircraft responding to fire southwest of Sicamous
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Lachlan Labere

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