A helicopter prepares to drop water on the Swanson Mill fire Wednesday, July 3.

ELLISFORDE - Multiple agencies responded to a wildfire shortly before 2 p.m. today, south of Oroville.

According to Okanogan County Emergency Management, the Swanson Mill fire had been knocked down, but still remains active.

Initial reports indicate the blaze may have began from a tractor.

The British Columbia Wildfire Service was brought in to assist in fighting the blaze. The BCWS provided two air tankers.

Additional details about the blaze were not immediately available.

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