New wildfire by Whiteswan

Lightning-caused blaze at 7 hectares

Lightning caused a new wildfire to spark north of Whiteswan Lake.

The estimated seven hectare blaze was discovered Thursday, June 21st. Carlee Kachman, fire information officer, says the fire is approximately 27 kilometres northeast of Canal Flats, at Jack Creek. The fire is burning remotely, and is not affecting any structures or values other than timber.

A 20-unit crew on site plus officer are on site. There is a helicopter assigned but visibility is “not great,” right now, reported Ms. Kachman Friday morning, June 22nd.

The fire is in close proximity to the Branch G White Rock Fire, which is under control not active now.

“The access point to the new fire is really smooth because it’s close to where the other one is,” said Ms. Kachman. A heli-pad built for the Branch G Wildfire will provide an access point for the new wildfire crew.

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