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Campbell Mountain fire update

As of Friday morning, the fire on Campbell Mountain was fully contained according to Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding.

Spalding said they had a crew out all night, and things were still looking good, with some hot spots remaining.

"We will keep a crew on for the next 24 hours at least," he said.

The Penticton Fire Department and forestry responded to the fire that started off of Reservoir Road in Penticton shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Spalding described it as a challenging fire because of the steep terrain in the area.

Traffic was blocked at Naramata Road and Reservoir Road to keep people away from the scene. Many gathered on the road below to watch helicopters and air tankers battle the blaze.

In all, it burned five and a half hectares, but no homes were threatened by the flames.

The road up to the landfill and homes is open to local and dump traffic only, today.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by forestry.




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