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Kamloops area fire grows to 80 hectares

BC Wildfire Service photo

The Richter Creek wildfire near Kamloops is estimated to have grown to 80 hectares in size, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

Two helicopters and 28 ground crew personnel will continue to work into the evening. Personnel will remain on site through the night.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similakameen has put an evacuation alert in place. More details on this alert are available via their website: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca.