Penticton and South Okanagan
Wildfire burns near Cawston
Oct 2, 2012 / 7:45 pm
Forestry and local fire crews are on the scene of a 35 hectare wildfire burning near Cawston.
Initial calls came in around 4 p.m. The blaze is along the hillside near Highway 3 and Barcelo Road.
Air tankers were deployed to assist ground crews and they have now finished their runs.
According to Fire Information Officer Fionna Tollovsen, forestry has 7 personnel on site. They will remain there throughout the night.
The fire is not contained and Tollovsen says winds did increase fire behaviour earlier in the evening.
At this time there is no evacuation order.
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