A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon as it attacks a fire in the hills above BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Fire sparked north of Vernon

Air tankers are actioning the blaze, in the hills above BX

Air support is actioning a fire in hills in the BX-Swan Lake area.

The brush blaze is reported above a rock quarry in the Greenhow/McLennan roads area.

BC Wildfire Service crews have a helicopter actioning the blaze, bucketing water from Swan Lake. A plane with retardant has also been seen in the area.

BX-Swan Lake and Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire departments are on standby in the area.

The blaze is listed as .01 hectares and was discovered around 4 p.m. Monday, July 12.

More information to be provided as it becomes available.

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A fire burning in the hills in the BX/Spallumcheen area is being actioned by a helicopter bucketing water Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)