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UPDATE: Bolean Lake Road fire held near Falkland

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire on Bolean Lake Road is 0.009 hectares and size; found Monday, July 17
The B.C. Wildfire Service says a fire discovered Monday afternoon, July 17, on Bolean Lake Road south of Falkland is 0.009 hectares in size. (BCWS map)

UPDATE July 18, 2:40 p.m.:

The wildfire burning near Falkland is now listed as being held by BC Wildfire Service.

The Bolean Lake Road blaze is an estimated .1 hectare and was discovered around 2:40 p.m. Monday.

The cause is under investigation.


UPDATE: 8:15 p.m.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is alerting residents of the Bolean Lake Road fire that sparked about 2:40 p.m. Monday.

The blaze is burning out of control at .1 hectares and BC Wildfire is responding with 10 personnel. As well an air tanker was on scene earlier in the day. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

BC Wildfire is in communication with the Shuswap Emergency Program and will provide further updates as needed.


A new wildfire has been discovered near a popular North Okanagan fishing hole.

B.C. Wildfire Service was alerted to a fire on the Bolean Lake Road southeast of Falkland shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 17.

The fire size is estimated at 0.009 hectares and is based on the most current information available to the service.

There have been 19 new fires reported in B.C. in the last 24 hours, and, to date, there have been 1,159 fires.

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