UPDATE: Small Shuswap wildfire sparked near Pritchard

Second fire in region in one day

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5:

A more accurate size and location has been pinned on the wildfire near Falkland which was sparked Tuesday.

The fire is actually further north west, towards Pritchard. It has been renamed Mountain Prairie and is an estimated .1 hectare.

The cause is unknown.

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A small wildfire has been sparked in the hills near Falkland.

BC Wildfire Service reports the blaze is .01 hectares and have called it the Moser Road fire in the Shuswap.

See: Crew working on North Okanagan wildfire

The fire was discovered Tuesday and is currently listed as human-caused.

This is one of two fires in the Shuswap. A .1 hectare blaze was also sparked Tuesday near Shuswap Lake.

See: Crews battle human-caused wildfire on Squilax Mountain in Shuswap

More details to come as they become available.


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