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Wildfire burning near Trans-Canada Highway, between Salmon Arm and Sicamous

Smoke rises from a wildfire burning near the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Southern Interior on Saturday. According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, the blaze is on the southwest side of Shuswap Lake and is currently not threatening any structures. BC Wildfire Service

A wildfire is burning near the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Southern Interior, but traffic is not being affected.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the blaze is between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, on the southwest side of Shuswap Lake.

BC Wildfire says 24 personnel are on scene, as are members of the Sicamous Fire Department.

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A map showing the location of the fire (orange diamond) on the southwest side of Shuswap Lake between Salmon Arm and Sicamous. BC Wildfire Service

The fire’s size was first estimated to be 0.9 of a hectare, but was reduced to a half-hectare at noon.

As of 3:30 p.m., the fire’s size was said to be 0.6 of a hectare, and that there was no further growth.

A helicopter was used in the attack earlier on, but has since been released.

BC Wildfire says no structures are being threatened, and firefighters are expected to be there well into the evening.

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