Fire now at 6 hectares

The wildfire burning in Okanagan Mountain Park now stands at six hectares in size.

Fire information officer Justine Hunse, with the BC Wildfire Service, says growth in the fire was expected, but it remains within anticipated boundaries.

"It's doing what we expected it to do," said Hunse. "and we are OK with continuing a modified response."

She said the growth was relatively slow given wind conditions overnight, and the fire is currently burning at Rank 1, which describes a smouldering ground fire.

"That's an indication of how much conditions have changed since the middle of the summer," she added.

Hunse said smoke will continue to be visible from across Okanagan Lake, and the fire is expected to continue growing until it self-extinguishes, either by running out of fuel or because of precipitation.

"We are continuing to monitor it," she said.


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