The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new fire burning southwest of Sorrento.
The Squilax Mountain blaze was discovered around 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. A BC Wildfire Service spokesperson said an initial attack crew was on scene and that a helicopter bucket would be providing air support.
As of 3:45 p.m. Thursday, the .5-hectare blaze was Rank 1, a smouldering ground fire, and believed to have been caused by lightning.
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