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Firefighters tackle a 'very visible' wildfire 20km north of Kamloops BC

B.C.'s Crew Wildfire Service was called in on Wednesday to deal with a new fire about 20 kilometers north of Kamloops.

The 3-hectare East Meadows Plateau is well visible from the city, WildFire Service said.

Temperatures are rising across much of BC. By Thursday the

fire was "indicative of rank 2 and 3 fire behavior, with visible flames and slow spread rates indicating moderate surface fires." , it added.

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Two helicopters and nine personnel had arrived at the scene and an air tanker was on the way, fire officials said. said.

The new fire was unrelated to the Watching Creek fire, which was burning about 9 kilometers to the south, but has been assessed as "under control," the service added. .

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