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Wildfire outside of Merritt now under control

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Wildfire outside of Merritt now under control

By Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterMerritt Herald

Thu., March 18, 20211 min. be taught

Early Newspaper

A wildfire roughly 30 km northwest of Merritt on Dot Ranch Cutoff Rd. has been brought under control, according the the BC Wildfire Carrier.

The fire changed into as soon as first and foremost spotted on March 14, and changed into as soon as reported as four hectares at that point. The blaze grew to an estimated 11 hectares but changed into as soon as successfully held by fire crews.

Though this changed into as soon as the first wildfire in the Merritt rental up to now, there indulge in been 655 fires all over BC already this year.

“It’s now not queer to leer early spring fires,” Fire Knowledge Officer Gaga Lidhran suggested Files Files.

“Ineffective woody fuels and grass isn’t inexperienced but, and these can burn without warning when combined with warming temperatures and winds such as what we had on the weekend.”

An investigation is underway but the cause of the fire has now not but been definite.

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Wildfire outside of Merritt now under control