Firefighters are attacking a blaze in Yankee Flats. (Tracy Jacques/Facebook photo)

Firefighters are attacking a blaze in Yankee Flats. (Tracy Jacques/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Yankee Flats fire south of Salmon Arm under control

Ranchero Deep Creek and Falkland fire departments called for mutual aid

  • Jul. 1, 2021 2:20 p.m.

Update: 4:20 p.m., Thursday, July 1

The Silver Creek Fire Department confirms a blaze at Yankee Flats has been contained.

Witnesses reported seeing helicopters involved in the attack, assisting firefighters on the ground to bring the blaze under control.

Original story

Shuswap fire departments are responding to a forest fire in Yankee Flats.

Ranchero Deep Creek and Falkland fire departments have been called to provide mutual aid for the Silver Creek Fire Department, which is attacking a blaze up a logging road off of Watson Road.

More to come.

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