Fire near Princeton 75% contained

By Global News
August 28, 2016 - 2:01pm Updated: August 29, 2016 - 12:18am

PRINCETON — A fire that temporarily shut down Highway 3 about 16 kilometres southwest of Princeton is now 75 per cent contained.

Reports of the Wolfe Creek fire started coming late Saturday afternoon.

The B.C. Wildfire Service sent six firefighters and a helicopter to the scene.

Reduced visibility due to smoke caused the highway to be closed for a couple of hours Saturday night.

It has since reopened to two-way traffic.

The fire consumed five hectares.

Fourteen B.C. Wildfire personnel remain on scene dousing hot spots and mopping up.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but officials believe it is human caused.

Still hot spots on Vernon fire site