Firefighting efforts have been stepped up on a wildfire west of Chase.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 2, the BC Wildfire Service estimated what’s being identified as the Gulch Creek fire, 1.5 kilometres south of Niskonlith Lake, had grown to one hectare. Sixteen firefighters were on the attack, along with two helicopters and an air tanker for support.
Earlier this morning, a spokesperson with the BC Wildfire Service said the fire, at the time estimated to be .3 hectares, was believed to have been caused by lightning.
The #BCWildfire Service is responding to the Gulch Creek wildfire (K21233), located approximately 1.5km south of Nisknolith Lake. The fire is classified as Out of Control and estimated at 1ha. There are 16 firefighters responding with 2 helicopters and one airtanker for support. pic.twitter.com/v3NyLiGOE0
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 2, 2021
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