Two new fires were burning in the Shuswap on July 2, one at Celista Mountain and the other southeast of Carlin. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Two new fires were burning in the Shuswap on July 2, one at Celista Mountain and the other southeast of Carlin. (BC Wildfire Service map)

2 new wildfires ignited in the Shuswap, 1 under control

Celista Fire Department reports lightning-caused fire now in mop up

The BC Wildfire Service reported two new wildfires in the Shuswap.

Both fires were discovered on July 1.

The Celista Mountain Fire, above Magna Bay, was estimated at .01 hectares.

Around 8:30 a.m. on July 2, the Celista Fire Department reported this fire, caused by lightning, was under control and in mop up stage.

A second fire, west of Ford Road, southeast of Carlin, was also estimated at .09 hectares.

The BC Wildfire Service said this fire is out of control and a rappel team is responding.

The Blackwood Creek fire, discovered July 30, was still listed by the BC Wildfire Service at .2 hectares and under control.

The BC Wildfire Service is also reporting a fire west of Chase, 1.5 kilometres south of Niskonlith Lake. Believed to have been started by lightning, this fire is deemed out of control and estimated to be .3 hectares.

Six BC Wildfire Service and a helicopter are responding.

More to come.

Read more: Four new fires sparked in North Okanagan

Read more: Kamloops homes evacuated twice in one night due to lightning-sparked wildfire


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