Lightning strike sparks fire

Quick action but Wildfire B.C. gets Scotch Creek area fire under control.

A fire caused by a lightning strike on a tree at Lamberton Pass between Shuswap Lake and Scotch Creek was found earlier today and is well under control.

The remote .3-hectare fire high above Celista was ignited by the strike that hit at 8:51 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, says fire protection officer Larry Osachoff.

Two initial attack crews were dispatched to the fire, one by a helicopter that assisted in getting the fire under control.

Another initial attack crew drove in on a nearby forest service road.

“It is 100 per cent under control,” said Osachof at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 12. “By the end of night, it will be in mop up.”

 

Osachoff says the area will be patrolled and if nothing develops by Friday when rains are expected, the fire will be declared out.

 

 

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