A new wildfire discovered overnight Aug. 17/18 in the North Shuswap is now considered under control, while the fire on Copper Island in Shuswap Lake near Blind Bay was still smouldering Aug. 18. (BC Wildfire map)

A new wildfire discovered overnight Aug. 17/18 in the North Shuswap is now considered under control, while the fire on Copper Island in Shuswap Lake near Blind Bay was still smouldering Aug. 18. (BC Wildfire map)

UPDATE: New wildfire discovered in Scotch Creek under control

Status on North Shuswap fire downgraded to under control, Copper Island fire in Shuswap Lake being monitored

Update:

BC Wildfire Service reported at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18 that the East Fork Scotch Creek Road wildfire is now classified as under control.

Fire information officer Shaelee Stearns said three BC Wildfire personnel are responding to it, so it is not expected to grow.

Regarding the Copper Island fire, she said it is currently being monitored by BC Wildfire.

She said no resources are being sent to the island in Shuswap Lake at this time because rain has fallen in the area and the site is surrounded by water.

Original

A new wildfire has been discovered in the Shuswap, this one in the Scotch Creek area.

The BC Wildfire Service listed a 0.01 hectare fire at East Fork Scotch Creek Road in the North Shuswap on Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, cause unknown.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Also in the Shuswap, the Aug. 16 lightning-caused fire on Copper Island near Blind Bay in Shuswap Lake was believed to be out early Aug. 17, but had returned to the wildfire map on Aug. 18.

Social media reports from residents state hot spots are still smouldering.

Read more: Fire ignited by lightning on Copper Island in Shuswap Lake doused

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