Firefighters douse hot spots at the Bear Creek fire.

Progress continues to be made on Bear Creek blaze

Firefighters extinguished a number of hot spots that popped up through the night across the fire area.

It was another good night for crews patrolling the Bear Creek wildfire.

Firefighters extinguished a number of hot spots that popped up through the night across the fire area.

“B.C. Hydro crews worked hard Tuesday and through the night to replace burned poles and have restored electrical service to the fire evacuation area,” staes Central Okanagan Emergency Operations.

“Water service for the private Traders Cove utility is in the process of being restored.”

Westside Road remains closed through the fire area between Bear Creek Provincial Park on the south and the north end of Traders Cove. Efforts continue to try and provide some vehicle access today.

The evacuation order and alert for the Bear Creek wildfire, including Traders Cove, are still in effect.

“Efforts are being made to allow residents to return as soon as it is safe,” states COEO.

Visit cordemergency.ca or follow @CO_Emerg on Twitter for the latest updates.

 

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