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Blueberry wildfire near Castlegar

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a wildfire near Blueberry Creek, one kilometre west of Castlegar. No structures are immediately threatened at this time.

This fire is highly visible from the city of Castlegar and Highway 3. Currently, BC Wildfire Service crews are being supported by airtankers and three helicopters.

The Southeast Fire Centre has received many phone reports on this incident, and appreciates the public’s continued assistance in reporting wildfires.

The current fire danger rating in the majority of the Southeast Fire Centre is “high,” with some pockets rated “extreme” near Midway, Grand Forks, Kaslo and Revelstoke.

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