UPDATED: Fires near Dunn Lake and Raft Mountain not considered threats

Kamloops Fire Centre reported wildfires near of Dunn Lake and Raft Mountain, both of which started Aug. 1, likely due to a lightning strikes.

During the evening of Aug. 1 there were 13 personnel on the ground with helicopter and air tanker support working through the night on the Dunn Lake fire and as of Aug. 2 that crew has been reduced five personnel.

According to the the fire centre, the Dunn Lake fire is still estimated at one hectare and isn’t a threat to any communities.

On the morning of Aug. 2 a second fire was reported on Raft Mountain and the fire centre said there are 13 personnel working on the blaze with two pieces of heavy equipment.

The Raft Mountain fire is estimated at just more than half a hectare and also isn’t considered a threat to any nearby structures or communities.

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