A map of the location of the Wap Creek fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

A map of the location of the Wap Creek fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Fire southwest of Revelstoke holds size

Blaze south of Three Valley Lake is an estimated 240 hectares as of Thursday, July 15

Update 3:50 p.m. July 15

BC Wildfire Service is reporting that the Wap Creek fire has not grown in size since yesterday evening however it remains out of control.

Crews are monitoring the fire by air and it remains highly visible.

Original story, July 14

A fire estimated at 240 hectares in size burning 25 kilometres southwest of Revelstoke and south of Three Valley Lake is being monitored by the B.C. Wildfire Service on Wednesday, July 14.

The fire is classified as out of control and highly visible to Revelstoke and the surrounding areas.

B.C. Wildfire Service said on its Twitter feed the fire is suspected to be human-caused and will be under investigation.

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