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Posted: June 5, 2019

Fire near US border under attack

The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to a 40-hectare wildfire at the 55 km mark of the Linklater Forest Service Road (N10484) about 24 km southwest of Baynes Lake and approximately two km north of the B.C. – United States border. This fire is not threatening communities or structures; however, smoke is highly visible from Highway 93, Baynes Lake, Newgate, Jaffray and surrounding communities.

There are 18 personnel responding along with heavy equipment and aviation support including air tankers. This fire is suspected to be person-caused and is under investigation.

BC Wildfire Service photo

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