New fires reported close to Okanagan Mountain Park and west of Summerland – Kelowna Information
Three new spot fires
Three new spot fires are being reported in the Okanagan.
Two new fires were reported in the Okanagan Mountain Park area and another was reported west of Summerland Thursday.
BC Wildfire Service Fire Information Officer Nicole Onnett said a wildfire 4 km north-west of Chute Lake is classified as under control.
The fire is believe to be caused by lightning and was mapped at 0.01 ha.
Another spot fire was reported near Lebanon Creek is also mapped at 0.01 ha and is believed to be lightning caused.
Onnett said four BCWF firefighters are currently working that fire. It is classified as held, meaning it is not expected to grow overnight.
The Liddell Creek wildfire near Summerland is reported to be .30 ha.
“There are seven people working on it right now and they have two water tenders,” said Onnett. “They also had four helicopters before it got dark.”
The fire is classified as out of control, but Onnett said “the fire is small and crews are making really good progress.”
The cause of the Liddell Creek fire is currently unknown.
Photo: Jordan Hagloff
Spot fire burning in Okanagan Mountain Park