BC Forestry crews are on the scene of a 0.5-hectare wildfire burning Atsiklak Creek near Oliver Monday morning, six kilometres northeast of Town. The fire is being held and is not expected to increase in size.
The Oliver Fire Department posted to Facebook around 7 a.m. Monday that they had been notified of a “small wildfire burning in the canyon at the north end of OIB land. Members from BC Forestry are on scene and currently setting up a fire guard.”
Two crews responded to the scene last night and worked “relatively late,” according to a staffer from the Kamloops Fire Centre. Two more crew will be arriving later today for a total of eight workers on site.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.