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10 hectares wildfire off Highway 5A near Merritt now being ‘held’

The fire was discovered June 5

UDPATE: 3:30 p.m.

The Nicola Lake wildfire is now considered being held and is not likely to spread beyond its boundaries under the current conditions.

BC Wildfire is listing this blaze as human caused.


UPDATE: 2 p.m.

BC Wildfire is reported the Nicola Lake wildfire has grown to 10 hectares in size.

It is currently listed at out of control.

Fire near Highway 5A between Kamloops and Merritt. (Wildfire BC)
Fire near Highway 5A between Kamloops and Merritt. (Wildfire BC)


A wildfire is being reported near Merritt, just off Highway 5A.

The blaze was discovered just before noon on Monday, June 5.

It is currently 0 hectares in size, as Wildfire BC is responding to the scene to get an accurate size of the blaze.

The fire appears to be near Moore Creek and Nicola Lake.

More to come.

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Jen Zielinski

About the Author: Jen Zielinski

I graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. I also hold a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. I was also a reporter for Castanet and CBC. I am a volunteer with Okanagan Humane Society.
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