A wildfire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 started on the afternoon of July 8. (Photo credit: Daniel Nichols)

A wildfire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 started on the afternoon of July 8. (Photo credit: Daniel Nichols)

Containment line established around wildfire south of Ashcroft

Fire is west of Highway 1, south of Hat Creek Road

UPDATE July 9: The fire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 was actioned by Ashcroft firefighters and BC Wildfire Service until 2 a.m. A containment line has been established around the fire, which is mapped at six hectares.

BC Wildfire will be montoring the site today.

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BC Wildfire Service and the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department are tackling a blaze west of Highway 1 south of Ashcroft.

The fire, located away from the highway south of Hat Creek Road, is near an area where a fire started on June 5. That blaze grew to 19 hectares in size.

Fire previously swept through the grassy area in 2003.

More to come

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