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UPDATE: Second blaze begins north of McDougall Creek wildfire above West Kelowna

There are 7 personnel on site along with 2 helicopters for Wednesday
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McDougall Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)

UPDATE 10/12 2:40 p.m.

A second wildfire has started north of the McDougall Creek wildfire above West Kelowna.

The blaze, located close to the Hidden Creek Forest Service Road, also started on Tuesday morning and is person-caused. It currently sits at 0.01 hectares.

Original

A wildfire that sparked in the hills above West Kelowna Tuesday morning remains at 1.6 hectares.

BC Wildfire is on site of the McDougall Creek blaze with seven personnel and two helicopters.

Rose Valley Lake is being used as a water source and those in the area are asked to give space for helicopters to bucket safely.

The wildfire is classified as out of control and is believed to be lightning-caused.

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