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UPDATE: Shuswap River wildfire east of Enderby grows, again

BC Wildfire Service has the blaze listed as out of control at 14 hectares
An air tanker drops retardant on the Shuswap River wildfire west of Mabel Lake Monday, July 24. (Contributed)

The wildfire burning east of Enderby continues to grow.

The Shuswap River blaze is now 14 hectares, up from the estimated 6.2 hectares over the weekend.

The fire, west of Mabel Lake, was discovered late Friday, July 21 and is suspected to be caused by lightning.

BC Wildfire Service has the blaze listed is out of control.

In the same vicinity, a .009 hectare fire was discovered Tuesday near Hidden Lake.

Southwest of Mabel Lake two fires were discovered Saturday. The Sowsap creek fire is under control at four hectares just east of the Lossie Creek fire, which is held at .3 hectares. Both are lightning-caused.

Another fire was sparked near Ellison Provincial Park, near Predator Ridge, Sunday. The Tompson Lake fire is held at .009 hectares. The cause is under investigation.

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