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Two Wildfires near Southside still Active

UPDATE: The Dayeezcha Mountain fire was more accurately measured at 115 hectares on Tuesday. The other active fire was measured at 2.1 hectares.

The Northwest Fire Centre now states it fought seven fires on Monday, one more than originally reported yesterday.

Two of these are still active. The largest one is about 30 hectares and is burning just west of Dayeezcha Mountain (about 44 kilometres southeast of Burns Lake). Two BC Wildfire Service workers are dropping water on that from a helicopter today.

Another fire, about 4 hectares, is still burning about 57 kilometres southeast of Burns Lake. A helicopter was used to fight that yesterday, and twelve wildfire personnel will continue working on it today.

The other five blazes are either out or “in patrol” (not active and will be patrolled over the next few days). All of these were under 0.1 hectares and caused by down downed power lines from yesterday’s strong winds.

So far, Fire Information Officer Olivia Pojar hasn’t heard of any injuries or serious damages.

She adds it’s important to call the Fire Center any time you see smoke at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.

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