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Kamloops wildfire classified as ‘being held’

A grass fire that started near Kamloops is approximately three hectares in size and classified as being held. Courtesy: CFJC News

Despite the low wildfire danger rating in British Columbia, a grass fire has broken out west of Kamloops.

The fire, which was reported Tuesday evening, is up the hill near the Cinnamon Ridge compost facility.

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Two dozen firefighters responded to the blaze, according to BC Wildfire Service.

CFJC News said initial reports suggest the fire was caused by an electrical transformer exploding.

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BC Wildfire Services said the blaze is estimated to be just over three hectares in size and is currently classified as being held.

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–with files from CFJC News

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