As of Sunday evening, the BC Wildfire Service reports the 545-hectare wildfire east of Kamloops is “being held”.
The provincial wildfire service reports that no further growth is expected on the fire given current conditions and suppression tactics.
It reports the fire is being held due to the hard work of their personnel and that of local fire departments.
On Sunday, 103 boots on the ground worked to contain the blaze and extinguish hot spots.
A small crew also worked tirelessly to save a family of eagles. The tree holding the eagle nest caught fire on Friday.
You can watch some of the dramatic footage below.
Fortunately, they were able to save the eagles.
If you've been following the Eagle saga, mom & dad have rejoined the youngsters now dubbed Kami & Loops at the nest. Dad stands guard on a hydro pole close by. Mom spent some time this morning reassuring the little ones. Their life will go back to wild normal for now #Kamloops pic.twitter.com/Fz17YIdazd
— Allen Douglas (@ADouglasPhotos) July 14, 2018
The B.C. environment ministry has issued a special air quality statement for the city of Kamloops and the surrounding communities as thermometers continue to rise and smoke sits in the air.
Fire origin and cause personnel are still investigating the cause of this wildfire.
There has been no confirmation to one man’s claim that the fire was started by a contractor working in the area.
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