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Weather helps contain fire near hot springs

Aug. 11, 2015, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. - Cooler weather over the weekend helped fire crews build guards around 40 per cent of the wildfire burning north of Harrison Lake, B.C., located at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley.

August 11, 2015 
By The Canadian Press

The Wood Lake wildfire is just over 13 square kilometres in area, but is not threatening any homes or properties. It first was reported on Aug. 2. It was caused by unspecified human activity.

137 firefighters and five helicopters have been fighting the fire.

The Sts’ailes Forest Service Road (formerly known as the West Harrison Lake FSR) on the west side of Harrison Lake has been blocked at the 0 kilometer marker.

Fire information officer Ryan Turcot says 128 active fires are currently burning across the province, and more than 1,400 have burned 283,422 hectares of land since the fire season began in April.


Temperatures are expected to climb again this week over parts of southern B.C., before showers return for the weekend.

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