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UPDATE: Wildfire near Coquihalla Highway being held, caused by lightning

The blaze is close to Shea Lake
A wildfire has been reported close to Shea Lake near the Coquihalla Highway. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE 7/5 7:00 a.m.

The Shea Lake wildfire is now being held, according to BC Wildfire Services, meaning its unlikely to spread.

Lightning caused the fire to ignite.


A new wildfire has been discovered close to the Coquihalla Highway.

The blaze, currently sitting at 0.009 hectares, was found close to Shea Lake south of Merritt at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

It is deemed out of control at this time and the cause is unknown.

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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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