Lightning causes small forest fire in north Okanagan

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LUMBY – The B.C. Forest Service is assisting the Lumby Fire Department in trying to snuff out a small but stubborn fire in the north Okanagan.

Flames broke out Tuesday evening on the east side of Camel’s Hump near Bear Valley Road.  Smoke is very visible from in and around Lumby and Highway 6.

The B.C. Forest Service says the fire in only spot size but very difficult to fight because of limited access.  The area is steep and heavily forested.  Crews are currently working on building access to the site and a rappel attack helicopter has been dispatched to the scene.

Lightning is being blamed for the fire.  No structures are threatened.




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