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UPDATE: Locals help douse new Westside wildfire near Vernon

Residents, Okanagan Indian Band and firefighters battle small blaze

A fire sparked in the North Westside was quickly doused by residents in the area.

The .05 hectare Bouleau Creek blaze was discovered by BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) Tuesday at 7 a.m.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

“It has been controlled by locals and was pretty much out when forestry showed up on scene,” said Sara Riley, on Facebook. “We are safe.”

Anthony Morgan added: “My feet where on the ground there. (BCWS) is just digging it up and watering down any warm spots left.”

The blaze is in the hills near Whiteman Creek, behind Sugarloaf Mountain.

READ MORE: 3 lightning-caused fires sparked east of Lake Country


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Jennifer Smith

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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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