New wildfire pops up near Lac Le Jeune

By James Peters
September 26, 2017 - 11:22am Updated: September 26, 2017 - 12:10pm

KAMLOOPS — The record BC wildfire season is not going down without a fight.

Crews are responding to a new fire just south of Kamloops, in the Hull Hill area near Lac Le Jeune.

Fire Information Officer Justine Hunse says it appears to be a holdover fire from a lightning strike several days ago.

"The fire, as of our last estimates, is estimated at 0.65 hectares in size," said Hunse. "The BC Wildfire Service is in full response. As of this morning, we have six firefighters responding."

"The fire is categorized as being out of control at this time but, as we are implementing a full response, we hope to bring that fire under control as the day goes on."

Hunse says even though we are nearing the end of September, it's not unprecedented to see new fire starts.

"Each year is different. We are definitely coming to the tail end of our fire season, but the fire danger rating in that area is still moderate, and we're seeing continued high fire danger rating in the city of Kamloops. So it's not unusual to see new starts."

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