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Wildfire west of Osoyoos classified as out of control

B.C. Fire Information services said two helicopters and 28 firefighters are on scene

Update 9:36 a.m.

Richter Creek wildfire near Osoyoos is now estimated at 250 hectares.

Update 8:49 p.m.

According to a tweet from the BC Wildfire Service Richter Creek wildfire west of Osoyoos is now estimated to be 80 hectares in size.

An evacuation alert is in place by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre for one property due to the Richter Creek wildfire.

B.C. Wildfire Service crews are responding to a wildfire 15 kilometres west of Osoyoos.

Fire information services said they’re calling it the Richter Creek wildfire and is stretched out 15 hectares fire wide with smoke from Osoyoos and the B.C. Highway 3.

“The fire is classified as out of control and is expected to spread quickly so it may be a lot more than 10 hectares fairly soon,” said Fire Information Services Hannah Swift.

She said air support responded earlier, but were called off due to smoke.

There are two helicopters on route and 28 firefighters on ground fighting the fire.

No structures are in dangers at this time.

More to come.

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