Canadian Armed Forces arrive at Thomas Creek wildfire

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The Thomas Creek Wildfire successful the South Okanagan is inactive astir 7,000 hectares successful size and retired of control.

Canadian Armed Forces members person arrived and are assessing the occurrence to find if their assistance volition beryllium needed.

“The B.C. Wildfire Service and the Canadian Armed Forces are assessing this occurrence to find if it is simply a suitable determination for subject unit to assistance successful firefighting efforts,” wrote B.C. Wildfire Service staff, successful an update.

The wildfire has present moved into the Christie Mountain area, which burned past summertime successful a wildfire.

“The occurrence has present burned into the country of the Christie Mountain fire, which whitethorn effect successful decreased occurrence behaviour successful that country owed to a simplification successful disposable fuel,” said B.C. Wildfire Service staff.

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“Crews and instrumentality volition beryllium moving successful the Christie Mountain country to make defender lines utilizing existing roads, aged occurrence guards and different earthy features.”

Fire enactment has been comparatively quiescent connected Sunday but is expected to summation successful the afternoon, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

Forty-five firefighters and 5 helicopters are presently warring the blaze.

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