Wolf Cub Creek fire guarded

Wolf Cub Creek fire guarded

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The BC Wildfire Service is still investigating the cause of the Wolf Cub Creek fire east of Oliver.

Fire information officer Marla Catherall said the fire, approximately nine kilometres east of town, is currently 5.1 hectares and holding, meaning that no growth is anticipated due to current weather. The fire is 100 per cent guarded, according to Catherall.

She reported that air tankers were used Monday evening, and today there are 26 firefighters and two pieces of heavy equipment auctioning the blaze.

On Monday afternoon, members of the Oliver Fire Department were informed that a smoke sighting east of McKinney Road was a controlled burn. But Catherall said she didn’t have any information to corroborate that information.

However, fire department spokesman Rob Graham said he called the Kamloops Fire Centre and they confirmed a burn earlier in the day.

“And had reports of the fire everyone could see from town early in the evening.”

Graham said the two fires were not related.