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UPDATE: Agassiz, Harrison firefighters douse ‘emergency brush fire’ within an hour

The fire is north of Harrison Hot Springs off a forest service road
Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs firefighters have been dispatched to an “emergency brush fire” near Hicks Lake Forest Service Road off of Rockwell Drive. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Update: 10:40 p.m.

The emergency brush fire has been extinguished and all units have been cleared.


Original story

Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz firefighters are on the scene of what’s described as an “emergency brush fire” north of the village.

According to scanner traffic, at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Thursday (May 18), firefighters from both departments were dispatched one kilometre up Hicks Lake Forest Service Road near Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent.

Two engines and two command vehicles have been sent to the scene.

While the province has banned Category 2 and 3 burns, campfires were not banned ahead of the Victoria Day weekend.

It’s unclear how large the fire is, and it has not yet appeared on the B.C. Wildfire Service map as a wildfire as of 10:30 p.m.

More to come.


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