July 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Small forest fire in mop-up stage

A small forest fire northwest of West Kelowna has been fully contained.

B.C. Wildfire Service

A small wildfire northwest of West Kelowna that was sparked by lightning is in the mop-up stage, B.C. Wildfire said Tuesday afternoon.

B.C. Wildfire says lighting hit this tree, sparking a small forest fire northwest of West Kelowna.

B.C. Wildfire Service

The Harding Creek wildfire, which started Sunday, was located off the Jackpine Forest Service Road, around 15 kilometres from West Kelowna. According to B.C. Wildfire, a tree struck by lightning started the fire.

Firefighters returned to the scene again today and are mopping up the fire after two days of battling the one-acre blaze.

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