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Wildfire burning near Harrison Lake may have been sparked by firearm use

The BC Wildfire Service provided this photo of the wildfire burning in the Harrison Lake area.
The BC Wildfire Service provided this photo of the wildfire burning in the Harrison Lake area. BC Wildfire Service Twitter

Crews are battling a wildfire in the Harrison Lake area Tuesday.

B.C. Wildfire Service said Monday that crews were responding to a small but “very prominent fire” on the west side of the lake.

The fire is burning about 8.5 kilometres north of Harrison Hot Springs.

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More than a dozen firefighters, two helicopters and an air tanker are battling the flames.

The fire is believed to be human-caused and may have been sparked by a firearm.

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