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One cabin was destroyed in North Shuswap, British Columbia. Forest fire

A remote fire at North Shuswap destroyed one cabin.

Located east of Seymour Arm on Shuswap LakeMount Grice Hutchinson wildfire estimated at 7.9 hectares Yes, same size as Wednesday.

The fire, which was discovered on Tuesday and is suspected to be man-made, is burning on a steep, forested slope. On Wednesday, an evacuation alert was issued for five huts that can only be reached by boat.

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On Thursday, the Shuswap Regional District of Columbia (CSRD) said one of those cabins had been destroyed.

"To protect the additional cabins in the boat-only area, the BC Wildfire Service deployed a structural protection unit," he said CSRD.

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"This unit installs multiple sprinkler systems over and around the structure to add moisture. , which increases humidity in the area.These systems reduce the chance of embers igniting buildings.”

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Rank 1 and Rank 2 fire behavior has been observed according to local districts. This leads to smoldering surface fires and slow spread rates.

Although the fire is remote, approximately 20 km south of the community of Seymour Arm, or 14 km northeast of Anglemont, the public should be kept out of the area so as not to interfere with firefighting efforts. You are asked to stay away.

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