The Nohmin Creek wildfire, sparked in the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park near Kamloops, is no longer considered a wildfire of note, as crews have managed to get control of the inferno.
BC Wildfire Service announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that the south, northeast, and east flanks of the fire have been contained, and the rest of the blaze will be allowed to remain out of control until it becomes naturally extinguished.
The blaze ignited on July 14 and grew to 3,745 hectares. It continues to burn throughout the area, mostly covering steep cliffs and rocky terrain.
Effective today, the Nohomin Creek fire (K70580) is no longer considered a Wildfire of Note. The fire's S, NE and E flanks remain stable with no active fire behaviour. The Out of Control portion on the W flank is now burning entirely within Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park. pic.twitter.com/XgOuyD0549— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 10, 2022
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials suspect that it is due to human activity.
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