Eneas fire now 1,793 ha

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

The Eneas wildfire is now estimated at 1,793 hectares in size.

ORIGINAL: 5:50 a.m.

As of Monday morning July 23, there are six fires of note burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre. The five Okanagan-Similkameen "fires of note" listed below, are considered a threat to public safety, or are visible to the public.

MOUNT ENEAS: The fire burning between Peachland and Summerland has now been joined to make one larger fire. The planned ignitions that took place just south of Peachland Sunday afternoon were successful. The Mount Eneas wildfire and the Munroe Lakes wildfire are now combined and will continue to be referred to as the Mount Eneas wildfire moving forward. This wildfire is now estimated at 1,516 hectares as a result of the two wildfires merging.

GOODE'S CREEK: Previously named the "Good Creek" wildfire by the BCWS, this fire is located on the east side of Okanagan Lake in Okanagan Mountain Park. The fire hasn't grown at all recently, and it's still estimated to be at 400 hectares. Evacuation alerts put into place at the south end of Kelowna's Lakeshore Road were lifted Friday afternoon, as wind blew the fire south, away from homes.

LAW CREEK: This lightning-caused fire is an estimated 15.4 hectares in size, and put 198 homes on evacuation alert Friday, but most of those alerts have since been rescinded.

MOUNT CONKLE: This lightning-caused fire is an estimated 118 hectares in size, and although not technically under control is nbeing contained.

PLACER MOUNTAIN: This fire is burning 37 kilometres south of Princeton, and is putting up a large plume of smoke visible from across the Similkameen. The BC Wildfire Service says the fire is 320.

SNOWY MOUNTAIN: This fire is burning south of Keremeos and was started by a lightning strike on July 17. Right now it is sitting at 1,360 hectares.

Updates on these fires will be provided multiple times throughout the day on Castanet.

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