(Photo - BC Wildfire Services)

(Photo - BC Wildfire Services)

Lightning strikes new wildfire off highway between West Kelowna and Merritt

The fire is just 0.1 hectares in size

A new wildfire has started close to Highway 97 between West Kelowna and Merritt.

The lightning-caused blaze started on Friday, Sept. 9. According to BC Wildfire Services, the approximate location is called Sunset Main, close to Culmination Point mountain peak. A few kilometres west is the Elkhart gas station.

It is only 0.1 hectares in size.

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