Wildfire east of Barnhartvale now out

By James Peters
July 21, 2016 - 11:48am Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:45pm

KAMLOOPS — A wildfire reported earlier today just east of Barnhartvale is now out.

Fire Information Officer Melissa Klassen says the blaze grew to only 10 metres by 10 metres in size, and was extinguished by an initial attack crew.

Klassen says the fire is believed to be person-caused and indicates it's evidence that conditions can change quickly.

"Currently, the fire danger rating through the Kamloops Fire Centre is 'very low' to 'low.' That is definitely representative to the amount of precipitation we have received over the last couple of weeks. We are anticipating a warm and drying trend to start officially tomorrow," said Klassen.

Klassen says heat and sunshine are expected in the next ten days, as well as some heavy winds, and that will certainly cause the fire danger rating to jump.

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