Updated September 8 –
The BC Wildfire Service has provided an update on the wildfire currently burning south of Merritt.
BC Wildfire Service via twitter;
UPDATE: The Shovelnose Mountain Wildfire (K61721), ~30 kms S of #Merritt, is now classified as being held at 15 has. 34 #BCWildfire personnel remain on site working to extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter. Cloud cover & precipitation continue to help suppression efforts.
Original post (September 7)
A wildfire just south of Merritt continues to burn this afternoon. The BC Wildfire Service tweeted the following, earlier today;
UPDATE: The Shovelnose Mountain fire (K61721), ~30 km S of #Merritt, is ~15 has & remains classified as out of control. 34 #BCWildfire personnel are on-site, supported by 2 helicopters. No
communities or infrastructure are currently threatened.
The blaze is one of seven fires currently burning in the area south of the City.
The cause of the blaze is still listed as unknown according to the BC Wildfire Service Database.
More to come
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