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Mt. Law wildfire still out of control but rain cooler temperatures help

Rain helps cool Mt Law

The Mt. Law wildfire remains at 976 hectares after cooler temperatures and rain helped firefighters get the upper hand over the past 24 hours.

The wildfire remains classified as out of control, but good progress continues to be made by crews working directly on the fire's edge with suppression activities. Crews are now working to douse the few remaining spots of active fire and mop up continuing inwards from the fire perimeter.

One to two millimetres of rain fell on the fire Tuesday, and conditions on Wednesday are expected to remain cool with light winds and mainly cloudy. This slight downturn in weather will continue to help crews make additional progress on the containment of the Mt Law wildfire.

A lane closure is in place on Highway 97C near the fire.

The BCWS also indicates that an area restriction is in effect for this fire and hunting is no permitted within the area indicated in the attached map. This restriction is to provide for the safety and security of firefighters.

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 72 ground personnel working on the fire, including four pieces of heavy equipment and nine helicopters.

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