New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now covers 111 hectares – Smithers Interior News

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The Champion Creek wildfire, west of Princeton, now covers 111 hectares. Tulameen and the District Fire Department took this photo eight miles down the Lodestone Forest Service Road toward Dear Mountain. (Photo – Tulameen and District Fire Department Facebook)

New lightning-caused wildfire west of Princeton now spans 111 hectares

The forest fire broke out on Friday evening, September 2




A new wildfire west of Princeton reached 111 hectares on Saturday morning, September 3.

The Champion Creek wildfire broke out Friday night and is suspected to be caused by lightning.

BC Wildfire Service says the blaze is burning 31 kilometers west of Princeton.

“It is classified as out of control and we will have personnel and a helicopter on site today to assess and develop an action plan on this fire,” said Mélanie Bibeau, fire information officer.

The Tulameen and District Fire Department said smoke from the blaze would be visible in surrounding communities, with crews going door-to-door to notify residents of the situation.


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