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Wildfire near Williams Lake considered under control by BC Wildfire Services

A fire crew is on site at a spot fire west of Williams Lake discovered earlier this morning
Smoke and thunderheads are visible surrounding Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

A wildfire discovered just after 10 a.m. west of the power lines at Esler near Williams Lake is considered under control.

BC Wildfire Services personnel are actioning the fire and it remains spot-sized as of 1:25 p.m. on Monday, July 10.

The small fire is believed to have been caused by lightning, as hot, dry conditions bring more such fires to light, after storms went through the region over the weekend.

Smoky conditions persist due to large wildfires in the north of both B. C. and Alberta.

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Ruth Lloyd

About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

After moving back to Williams Lake, where I was born and graduated from school, I joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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