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Lightning causes new fire near Oliver

The Blind Creek fire between Oliver and Cawston is listed at 0.2 ha

A new fire has started in Oliver at Blind Creek on Sunday.

The BC Wildfire Services dashboard says the new fire was caused by lightning and is 0.2 hectares in size.

Local residents are taking to social media saying that helicopters are filling up their water buckets at Maden Lake.

It appears Blind Creek is between Mount Kobau and Cawston.

There have been 57 new fires in the last two days. Luckily, the fast-moving fire in Vernon has been brought under control and evacuation orders were rescinded on Saturday.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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