Elephant Hill wildfire 100 per cent contained

By Vanessa Ybarra
September 27, 2017 - 12:32pm Updated: September 27, 2017 - 1:08pm

KAMLOOPS — The Elephant Hill wildfire is now 100 per cent contained.

B.C. Wildfire Service Information Officer Jody Lucius credits the hard work of firefighters and Mother Nature for the good news announcement made Wednesday morning.

"The containment is really the result of our crews doing mop-up and control as well as work on hot spots around the permiter," said Fire Information Officer Jody Lucius. "Those efforts combined with some recent cooler temperatures, longer nights, and wet weather have definitely worked in our favour."

Lucius says fire and smoke is expected to continue to be seen within the fire perimeter for the next few months.

Approximetly 50 firefighters are expected to continue to put out hot spots this week before handing the fire over to the Kamloops Fire Centre to monitor.

An area restriction remains in place for the entire fire area north of Highway One.

Only residents who own private land or property are allowed to access the land.

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