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Crews responding to 10-hectare wildfire near Harrison Mills

The fire was first reported Saturday evening. Erik Dv

With the warmer spring weather, parts of B.C. are now entering the early stages of wildfire season.

BC Wildfire Service crews were called to a 10-hectare fire burning about five kilometres north of Harrison Mills on Sunday.

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Ground crews were receiving air support, a spokesperson for the fire service said.

The fire was first spotted Saturday night and was not threatening any structures.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

As of May 15, B.C. had recorded 182 fires this year, burning a total of 2,057 hectares.

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