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UPDATE: 3 wildfires southeast of Merritt all at different stages of control

The Minnie Creek wildfire remains 10.6 hectares while other fires are held and under control
Three wildfires are burning outside of Merritt, all caused by lightning. (BC Wildfire Services)

UPDATE 3:15 p.m.

The Quilchena Creek wildfire is now being held while the Shrimpton Creek blaze is under control.

Minnie Creek remains at 10.6 hectares. BC Wildfire Services hasn’t updated the fire since Friday night.

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.

The Quilchena Creek wildfire has grown to 8.6 hecatres.


One of three wildfires southeast of Merritt has grown significantly.

The Minnie Creek wildfire is 10.6 hectares in size, as of 8:04 p.m. on Friday, July 21. It was discovered seven hours before and was just two hectares in size at the time. It remains out of control.

Southwest from Minnie Creek, the Quilchena Creek wildfire closer to Highway 5A has shown no growth since Friday afternoon but is still deemed out of control. It is 7.1 hectares.

On the south side of the Okanagan Connector, a new blaze at Shrimpton Creek was also discovered on Friday night and is 0.1 hectares in size. It also remains out of control, according to BC Wildfire Service.

All three blazes were caused by lightning.

Black Press will monitor the wildfires as the day goes on.

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About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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