Update: July 17, 5:06 p.m.
The Yard Creek wildfire east of Sicamous is being held at 0.50 hectares, according to the B.C. Wildfire Dashboard.
The fire was discovered yesterday and quickly attacked by firefighters.
Update: July 16, 1:47 p.m.
According to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP), a helicopter and initial attack crew are on scene fighting a wildfire east of Sicamous.
The fire is spot-sized and midway up the mountain slope south of Yard Creek.
SEP said there is currently no current risk to people or structures.
SEP has been alerted to a new spot fire on July 16, east of Sicamous. The fire is currently midway up the mountain slope, south of Yard Creek. A helicopter and initial attack crew is on site working the fire. There is no current risk to people or structures. #CSRD #shuswap pic.twitter.com/spQAhwz3Ef
— Shuswap Emergency Program (@shuswapemerg) July 16, 2021
A wildfire has been spotted northeast of Sicamous.
The fire, which is near Yard Creek, is currently 0.1 hectares in size and classified as new.
It was discovered today, July 16, and its suspected cause is unknown at this time.
More to come.