Small wildfire burning out of control north of Lumby

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A small wildfire, discovered Saturday, continues to burn out of control northeast of Lumby, in the Trinity Valley area.

The B.C. Wildfire Service originally said it suspected the 0.8-hectare blaze was human-caused, but now believes the fire was sparked by lightning.

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A crew of six wildfire fighters responded to the blaze on Saturday and are back fighting the fire on Sunday.

The fire, near Bobby Burns Road, is not threatening any buildings.

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The wildfire is more than 18 km from Lumby and more than 6 km from Mable Lake.

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An area resident took this photo of the fire from the 25 km point on Bobbie Burns Road on Sunday morning. Kyla Hamilton

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