Update 10:30 a.m. April 8:
According to the BC Wildfire Service, the Chief Jules Way Wildfire which is burning on a hillside approximately three kilometres NE of Chase, is being held at two hectares in size. According to a tweet from the wildfire service firefighters will be targeting hot spots within the fire perimeter today.
The fire started at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, and continued to burn overnight. According to the wildfire service’s interactive map, they suspect the fire was human-caused.
UPDATE: The Chief Jules Way wildfire (K20013), located approx. 3 km NE of #ChaseBC, is now classified as Being Held at 2 ha in size. #BCWildfire personnel are responding today to check on overnight recoveries and extinguish any hot spots within the fire perimeter.
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) April 8, 2020
A wildfire on Adams Lake band land near Chase has been classified as out of control by the BC Wildfire Service.
However, no structures were threatened by the blaze which was estimated to be two hectares at 4 p.m., reported Fire Information Officer Taylor MacDonald with the Kamloops Fire Centre on Tuesday, April 7.
There is no word yet on the cause and the fire is believed to have started about 1 p.m.
Seven firefighters with the BC Wildfire Service are working in conjunction with the Adams Lake Fire Department.
The fire appeared to be climbing the hill above the residential area near the Chief Atahm school.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Since April 1, when the wildfire service began counting fires for the season, Kamloops Fire Centre has had three fires.
#BCWildfire is responding to a fire ~3 kms N of Chase & W of #BCHwy1. 7 BCWS personnel are responding to the wildfire, currently ~2 has in size. The incident is highly visible from Chase & surrounding areas. BCWS is working in conjunction w the Adams Lake Fire Department. pic.twitter.com/2FHJie3OuX
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) April 7, 2020