Crews mopping up as Oroville area fire contained

Crews mopping up as Oroville area fire contained

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Update 10:36 a.m. 

The fire near Oroville, WA is contained and being mopped up according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Bobbi Cussins, deputy communications director, with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources told the Osoyoos Times that crews worked overnight and are now “mopping up” and clearing out hot spots.

The fire grew to a total of 121 hectares overnight.


Update 10:17 a.m. 

Crews are continuing to work to contain a wildfire which grew to an estimated 117 hectares Wednesday night.

The fire’s perimeter grew to 117 hectares, Cussins said, up from 80 hectares yesterday afternoon.

Cussins said a more substantial update is expected in the next few hours.


Firefighters are bringing in air crews to combat a fire near Oroville, WA which is burning over 80 hectares Wednesday afternoon.

BC Wildfire sent air tankers and a small plane to assist efforts Wednesday afternoon.

The fire, burning near O’Neil Road, had grown from an estimated eight hectares to 80 in an hour.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources tweeted the Swanson Mill fire had grown quickly around 3 p.m. roughly 20 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border.

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