PEACHLAND, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service was fighting an out-of-control blaze in the province's southern Interior on Monday that prompted the partial closure of a major highway.
It says the Log Jam wildfire burning south of Peachland was estimated to be less than half a square kilometre but smoke was likely to be visible in the area.
It says Highway 97 was reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic.
The service says on social media that no structures were threatened at mid-afternoon on Monday.
It says 10 personnel and Peachland's fire department were being supported by air tankers and three helicopters in fighting the blaze.
Madison Smith, a spokeswoman for the BC Wildfire Service, says the cause of the fire was under investigation.
— With files from News 1130
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 28, 2021.
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