The Cinnabar Creek fire on Westside Road is 100 per cent contained as of Thursday morning.

The Cinnabar Creek fire on Westside Road is 100 per cent contained as of Thursday morning.

Dedicated crews tackle Westside Road fire

The Cinnabar Creek blaze, which broke out at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, was 100 per cent contained by Thursday morning.

Teamwork kept a Westside Road wildfire from developing into a full-blown emergency.

The Cinnabar Creek blaze, which broke out at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, was 100 per cent contained by Thursday morning.

“Everyone did a great job,” said Don Bennison, Wilson’s Landing Fire Department deputy fire chief.

“We also had good temperatures and no winds overnight.”

Bennison was among the first on scene when reports came in of a fire just north of Lake Okanagan Resort.

“It was chaos, which is what you would expect on a hot August afternoon,” said Bennison, whose department has 17 members.

“We asked for help right away and big things happened.”

Among those called in was the North Westside Fire Department.

“Everyone worked well and all came together,” said Jason Satterthwaite, North Westside fire chief.

Satterthwaite has nothing but praise for the Wilson’s Landing crew.

“They saved the day there,” he said.

Also tackling the blaze were air and ground crews from the B.C. Wildfire Service, while the West Kelowna Fire Department also provided resources.

As of Thursday morning, the fire was 2.8 hectares in size and the evacuation alert for Lake Okanagan Resort, Camp Owaissi and Camp Mewata has been lifted.

Westside Road, between Denison Road and Lake Okanagan Resort, was also reopened to traffic Thursday morning.

While confident the fire is fully under control, Dennison says crews will remain vigilant.

“We are tackling roots and hot spots,” he said.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.