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Trans-Canada open again while fire fight continues near Kamloops

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. CFJC News

A fast-moving brush fire closed the Trans-Canada Highway near Cherry Creek, west of Kamloops, earlier Wednesday evening. It has since opened to single lane alternating traffic.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at around 3:40 Wednesday afternoon.

It’s believed the blaze was caused by a vehicle accident.

The fire is 15 hectares and burning near homes.

A hay barn and pump were destroyed in the blaze.

B.C Forestry says the fire is being fought from the air. B.C. Forestry says it also has 47 firefighters battling the flames from the ground.

Officials do not believe the fire will spread further.

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