Forest fire burning near Lumby

The blaze on Coopers Mountain was about eight hectares in size at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday

Brydon Grace photo

A wildfire is being tackled in the hills above Lumby.

The blaze on Coopers Mountain was about eight hectares in size at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

An initial attack crew is on scene while air support is also providing assistance.

“They will help contain the spread of the fire especially with the windy conditions,” said Claire Allen, a fire information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Service.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Even with a lot of focus on flooding, Allen says wildfire season is here in the North Okanagan.

“We had a damp spring but there are quite dry conditions right now,” she said.

Brydon Grace shared dramatic footage of the fire below. **Warning: explicit language**

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