Hull Hill fire now believed to be the result of human activity

By James Peters
September 26, 2017 - 4:41pm Updated: September 26, 2017 - 5:27pm

KAMLOOPS — The BC Wildfire Service says new evidence suggests a wildfire that has burned since yesterday near Lac Le Jeune was caused by human activity.

The Hull Hill fire is burning in timber about 15 kilometres south of Kamloops.

Fire Information Officer Justine Hunse says the small fire is now being held.

"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. We have six firefighters responding."

Hunse notes it was initially believed the fire had arisen from lightning that struck the area several days ago.

But she says an investigation of the scene found evidence to suggest it was started by people.

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