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Video: Two forest fires burning 15 km south of Hope

They became visible Sunday and that’s when air tankers started dropping retardant in the area, which is in the Skagit Valley along Silverton Creek.
They became visible Sunday and that’s when air tankers started dropping retardant in the area, which is in the Skagit Valley along Silverton Creek. Video Still / Youtube user: Pav344

Thirty firefighters and three helicopters are battling two forest fires side-by-side about 15 kilometers south of Hope.

The fires were sparked last Wednesday by lightning, according to Fire Information Officer Donna MacPherson.

The fires became visible Sunday and that’s when air tankers started dropping retardant in the area, which is in the Skagit Valley along Silverton Creek.

The two fires are four hectares and two hectares in size. The smaller fire is 35 per cent contained, according to MacPherson.

No houses or structures are currently at risk.

Credit: Pav344/YouTube

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