Tripod Fire Update

Forest Service officials are monitoring the U.S. Tripod Complex fire estimated at 62,255 hectares and 56% containment.

The fire started on July 24, 2006 by lightning and is approximately 2 kilometres south of the Canada/U.S. border.

A fire management team has been deployed to Oliver for planning in the event the fire crosses the border into Canada.

Two fire information officers, Colette Fauchon and Peter Goode will respond to public and media questions regarding fire fighting progress on the Tripod Complex fire.

Smoke remains fairly heavy in the Osoyoos and surrounding areas.

Hot sunny weather is expected for the next several days for the Southern Okanagan area.

Although there is no campfire ban in effect we would like to remind the public to ensure campfires are never left unattended.

Campfires must be completely extinguished with the ashes cold to the touch.

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