File # 2017-3080
Tue Aug 01 13:44:00 PDT 2017

The investigation into the July 6, Elephant Hill wildfire south of Ashcroft is continuing, both the RCMP and BC Wildfire Services are investigating the cause of the fire. A dedicated RCMP tip line has been activated.

On July 6, 2017 just before 10 pm, BC Wildfire Services received information that there was a fire near Elephant Hill which is south of Ashcroft. This fire is still burning and as of July 31, 2017, is estimated at approximately 78,540 hectares in size. This fire is still active and 30% contained.

BC Wildlfire Services have identified the origin of the fire and in conjunction with the RCMP there is an ongoing investigation. The two agencies are working together in efforts to make a full determination on the cause of the fire. The RCMP is seeking the public's assistance and is seeking any information regarding this fire.

Anyone with information about this fire are asked to contact the RCMP dedicated Tip line at 1-855-685-8788.


Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
South East District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: 250-770-4754
Cell: 250-863-7433
Fax: 250-492-4851


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