The yellow dot indicates the site of the Sts’ailes FSR fire. The fire has been downgraded to ‘being held’ from its previous status of ‘out of control’ as of Wednesday afternoon. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Sts’ailes FSR Fire ‘being held’ at 12 hectares

Status changed from ‘out of control’ on Wednesday afternoon

The Sts’ailes Forest Service Road fire is now listed as ‘being held’ as firefighters battle the blaze to hold it at 12 hectares.

The wildfire outside of Harrison Hot Springs is its third day of burning, having been discovered on Sunday, August 2.

The B.C. Wildfire Service indicated the growth of the fire slowed considerably from Monday-Tuesday to Tuesday-Wednesday, spreading by only 2 hectares from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning. On Monday, the human-caused fire burned 1.5 hectares and grew to 10 hectares that night.

According to the Wildfire Service, as of Tuesday, there are three helicopters, 20 firefighters and a water tender on site to combat the blaze. A traffic control crew is posted along the Sts’ailes FSR to guide motorists away from potential danger. As of Wednesday morning, there is no present danger to recreation or other structures or values.

RELATED: Sts’ailes FSR wildfire not currently a threat to recreation, other structures

RELATED: Wildfire burns near Harrison Hot Springs

As of Wednesday afternoon, 356 wildfires have burned throughout the province, 33 of which are active. There have been 116 new fires in the past seven days as of Wednesday. Most of the active fires are in the Kamloops fire centre. Approximately 57 per cent fires were caused by lightning with 9.1 per cent being human-caused. The remaining 33.3 per cent are classified as cause unknown. As of Wednesday, about 45 per cent of the active fires are under control, 27.3 per cent were being held and about 6 per cent are listed as out of control.

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