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UPDATE: Wildfire near Coquihalla between Merritt and Hope being held

The wildfire was discovered on just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 25
The Britton Creek wildfire was discovered around 6 p.m. on June 25, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE 6/27 - 7:15 a.m.

The Britton Creek wildfire is now being held, meaning it’s unlikely to spread.


A wildfire has sparked near the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, near Britton Creek.

The fire was discovered around 6 p.m. Sunday (June 25).

Although the fire is out of control, it is estimated to be only 0.009 hectares in size at this time.

The wildfire was caused by lightning.

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