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Crews working fire near Creston

August 4, 2022

The BC Wildfire Service is on the ground responding to a wildfire burning approximately 14 kilometres, 8.7 miles, northeast Creston. First spotted August 2, as of Wednesday afternoon, the Six Mile Creek wildfire was estimated to be 57 hectares in size, or 140.85 acres. It is believed to be human caused. On the scene, 31 ground crew members are continuing to utilize heavy equipment to establish fuel-free areas, control lines, and water delivery systems.

The crew has been supported by four helicopters, air tankers, and skimmers working to cool the blaze and slow its spread.

This fire is visible from the widely-traveled Highway 3 and surrounding communities, including Creston and Kitchener. Currently, no nearby infrastructure or structures are at risk.

The public to stay away from the area so fire crews can focus on their work.

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