Wildfire near Merritt grows to 839-hectares
A wildfire that sparked about 20 kilometres east of Merritt on Sunday is now considered out of control.
The blaze has grown to 839-hectares in size, since it started on April 4 in the area of Quilchena Creek.
According to the BC Wildfire Service, the blaze is predominately burning in grass, with a few sections of the fire burning in some steeper sections. There are 27 personnel on site and with aerial support from a helicopter for water delivery.
Uh Oh! Do keep out of danger.
I hope you hear that all the fires have been put out.
Let us know what happens.
Here's hoping they get it beaten and soon.
Yesterday here, we had the local Fire Brigade out about 25k ms from town putting a grass fire out for 3 and a half hours because some idiotic fire-bugs decided to start it.
They estimated that approx. 48 hectares of good feed for the sheep, etc, on the property was lost completely, thankfully No-one was hurt and no buildings, etc, were in danger.
Yes, great when nobody is hurt or worse, but fire season here is now April 1st to Sept. 30th, & getting worse & earlier starts every year. Many start with lightning, & we just had our first thunder & lightning storm an hour ago....sigh....
Oh yes, devout coward, ya know.