July 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Sugar Lake Fire grows significantly

Sugar Lake. B.C. wildfire; July 14, 2014

BC Forestry Service

NEAR CHERRYVILLE –  A stubborn fire that started on Saturday has grown significantly over two days.

The fire is burning in the mountains near Sugar Lake, just north of Cherryville in the North Okanagan.

When the BC Wildfire Management branch first got the call the fire was 4 hectares in size.

On Monday afternoon it was estimated at 107 hectares.

The fire  is in a remote area  and isn’t threatening any structures.

It was sparked by lightning.

On Monday afternoon, 41 firefighters and six helicopters were attacking the blaze from the ground and the air.

The fire was tough for ground crews to access  because it’s on a steep slope in rugged terrain.

The Sugar Lake fire is one of seven fires that were ignited in our region during this past hot and dry weekend.






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