Crews are battling a fire on Squilax Mountain. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Crews battle human-caused wildfire on Squilax Mountain in Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service says blaze can be seen from Highway 1

The BC Wildfire Service are taking action to extinguish a fire near Sorrento in the South Shuswap.

Fire crews responded overnight to the 0.8 hectare wildfire on Squilax Mountain, approximately 5.5 km southwest of Sorrento; they say the blaze is visible from the Trans-Canada Highway.

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According to the wildfire service’s Twitter feed, four additional firefighters are currently responding to the fire.

It is suspected the fire is human-caused.

In a tweet, the wildfire service thanked the public for reporting the fire and asks everyone to keep a sharp eye out for other fires. Anything believed to be a wildfire can be reported at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 if calling from a cellphone.

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