A wildfire is burning on Mount Chase, 10 kilometres south-east of Skimikin.

A wildfire is burning on Mount Chase, 10 kilometres south-east of Skimikin.

Wildfire near Skimikin

Fire on Mount Chase estimated to be one hectare in size.

Firefighters have been deployed to a wildfire west of Skimikin.

The BC Wildfire Service estimates the fire, discovered on Thursday, July 27, at one hectare in size. It’s located on Mount Chase, approximately 10 kilometres south-west of Skimikin.

BC Wildfire Service fire information officer Jodi Lucius called it a Rank 1, smouldering ground fire, believed to have been started by lightning.

Lucius said a rappel crew was helicoptered in this morning, Friday, July 28, and that there are currently 23 firefighters working on it.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Salmon Arm Observer

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