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Wildfire off Highway 33 towards Graystokes now held

BC Wildfire has eight personnel on site for Wednesday

UPDATE: Aug. 19, 10:50 a.m.

The wildfire burning in the area of Rabbit Forest Service Road, off Highway 33 towards the Graystokes Provincial Park, is now classified as being held.

BC Wildfire have eight personnel on site for the day.

Crews were able to get a handle on the flames overnight and there is no anticipated spread of this fire. There are also no structures threatened and the cause is not yet known.



BC Wildfire crews are on the scene of a blaze off Highway 33 towards the Graystokes Provincial Park, along the Rabbit Forest Service Road.

The 0.1 hectare-fire was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and is currently classified as “out of control,” according to BC Wildfire information officer Gagan Lidhran.

Six personnel are on-site with the assistance of one helicopter and one piece of heavy equipment.

No structures are threatened and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

READ MORE: BC Wildfire responds to 10 hectare blaze outside Okanagan Falls

READ MORE: Crazy Creek Fire in Shuswap still burning out of control

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