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Wildfire crews continue to keep the upper hand on Mt. Law wildfire

Mt. Law wildfire behaving

UPDATE 11:31 a.m.

Good progress continues to be made on the Mt. Law wildfire.

Conditions on Tuesday are expected to be cooler with increasing cloud and a chance of showers.

"This slight downturn in weather will help crews make additional progress on the containment of the Mt. Law wildfire," says Roslyn Johnson, BC Wildfire Services spokesperson.

Johnson says crews will continue to mop up inwards from the fire perimeter on the north and west side of the fire. On the east side of the fire, crews continue to work directly on the fire's edge with suppression activities, referred to as "direct attack."


ORIGINAL 6:53 a.m.

The Mount Law wildfire continues to burn out of control a couple of kilometres outside of West Kelowna and now stands at 976 hectares in size.

Fire crews continue to make progress on the Mt. Law wildfire as mop up continues inwards from the fire perimeter on the north and west side of the fire. On the east side of the fire, crews continued to work directly on the fires edge with suppression activities, this is referred to as "direct attack." A successful small planned ignition that was conducted near Drought creek, on the east side of the fire, on Aug 29 will help reinforce the guard on the east side of the fire.

An area restriction remains in effect in the vicinity of the Mt. Law wildfire and reflects the continued need to protect the public in areas where there are ongoing fire suppression activities.

A travel advisory is in place between the Hwy 97 junction and MacKinnon Rd for two kilometres. Motorists are being asked to avoid stopping to take photos on the highway.

The final evacuation order related to the Mount Law wildfire in West Kelowna has now been lifted, but many properties remain on alert.

There are 62 ground personnel working on the fire, including seven pieces of heavy equipment and seven helicopters are working on the fire.



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