A fire has been spotted near Sitkum Creek. Photo: Tyler Harper

A fire has been spotted near Sitkum Creek. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Wildfire near Sitkum Creek contained

The fire is thought to be human-caused

  • Jul. 24, 2018 12:00 a.m.

A small wildfire that ignited today at Seven Mile, between Sitkum and Duhamel Creeks near Nelson, has been contained.

The fire was about 0.2 hectares in size. A spokesperson for the Southeast Fire Centre said the wildfire is being held, which means sufficient suppression has been taken and that the fire is unlikely to spread under current conditions.

The fire was suspected to be started by a human.

The fire danger rating is high with continued hot and dry weather for the foreseeable future.

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