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UPDATE: Fire near Oliver, B.C., is ‘pretty much out’

Click to play video: 'Video of wildfire south of Oliver' Video of wildfire south of Oliver
Crews responded to a wildfire burning south of Oliver on Monday afternoon – Jul 17, 2018

A fire burning near Oliver, B.C., is now in the mop-up stage, according to the Oliver Fire Department.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

A fire is burning near Oliver, east of Black Sage Road. It is estimated at 20 hectares in size.

According to Global Okanagan’s @Shelby_Thom seven firefighters and one helicopter plus air tankers are involved in battling the blaze.

 

A view of the fire from the road. Oliver Daily News

 

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A helicopter dumps water onto the fire. Oliver Daily News

 

The fire is estimated to be 20 hectares in size. Oliver Daily News

 

Thick smoke rises from the fire. Oliver Daily News

 

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According to The Oliver Daily News, the power lines were shut off, which shut down pumps that fueled hydrants. However, power has been restored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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