The Sitkum/Duhamel fire is seen a few weeks ago when it was a going concern. It is now considered 90 per cent contained.

Sitkum fire now 90% contained

The 770-hectare Sitkum/Duhamel wildfire is on its last legs.

The 770-hectare Sitkum/Duhamel wildfire is on its last legs.

“Many areas of the fire are fully contained, mopped up, and are now in patrol stage,” said an update on bcwildfire.ca. “Some areas at the north end of the fire are inaccessible to crews.”

The fire received up to 10 mm of rain in certain areas Sunday which helped extinguish hot spots. It is now considered 90 per cent contained.

Restrictions on access to areas around the fire were also lifted today.

The fire, which was caused by lightning, flared to life on July 4 and resulted in an evacuation alert for about 350 homes, which was lifted after nine days.

 

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