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Largest fire in B.C. burning near Princeton

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Largest fire in B.C. burning near Princeton – Aug 3, 2020

There have been 28 new fires starts in B.C. in the last two days.

The largest of those fires is burning near Princeton in the Similkameen Valley.

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The Dry Lake fire broke out Sunday and has grown to 22 hectares.

“It’s located 24 kilometres northwest of Princeton, ” said fire information officer Gagan Lidhran.

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There are 29 personnel fighting the blaze along with two helicopters and 11 pieces of heavy equipment.

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“At this time, the fire is not impacting any community or structure, however the B.C. Wildfire Service continues to monitor the situation.

The cause is under investigation.