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Rain aids efforts to contain Rice Road fire near Coalmont

Twenty-nine personnel on scene Tuesday
A helicopter actioning the Rice Road wildfire stops to refuel at the Princeton airport, Monday, August 7. Photo Andrea DeMeer

The Rice Road fire near Coalmont remains out of control, however there was no notable fire growth Monday, August 7.

According to BC Wildfire media spokesperson Taylor Wallace crews were aided by rain and thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening.

The fire is still measured at 16 hectares, and 29 personnel are on scene again, Tuesday, August 8, assisted by two helicopters.

The blaze was discovered Sunday evening, August 6, and according to RCMP it was sparked by an ATV.

Overnight Sunday 1,000 people were evacuated from a music festival in the area, on private property, under an order from the Tulameen Fire Department.

There are no other evacuation alerts or orders at this time.

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Andrea DeMeer

About the Author: Andrea DeMeer

Andrea is the publisher of the Similkameen Spotlight.
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