Small wildfire burning near Lytton

By Chad Harris
June 30, 2016 - 12:35pm Updated: June 30, 2016 - 5:30pm

LYTTON, B.C. — A small, but agressive wildfire sparked near Lytton this morning (June 30).

The fire forced the closure of the Trans Canada Highway, but the road has since re-opened.

At last update the fire is mapped at 7 hectares, and is 100% contained

"We currently have 35 fire fighting personnel on the ground, along side industry members. As well we have a helicopter bucketing, four tankers, and two Bird Dog planes in the air working on establishing some containment lines," said Fire Information Officer Rachel Witt. 

Witt also indicates the fire at this time is believed to be human caused, but a full investigation is not yet complete.

No structures are currently threatened by the fire.

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