BC Wildfire Service is starting to release crews, gear and some equipment from the Eagle Bluff wildfire in the South Okanagan. It is currently listed as held. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire)

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

Mop up continues at the Eagle Bluff wildfire in the South Okanagan with crews being released from their duties now that it is classified as held.

BC Wildfire said the fire, mapped at 2,632 hectares and 10 kilometres south east of Okanagan Falls, will be closely monitored using cameras, ground patrols and aerial scans as necessary.

READ MORE: South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

On Thursday crews will mop up and patrol the fire on the west, east and south flanks with the objective to identify and extinguish hot spots within 200 feet of the fire perimeter. As these areas are patrolled and extinguished, crews will continue to be released from the fire along with some gear and equipment.

According to BC Wildfire, after consultation with land managers and other partners, it has been identified and decided to allow the fire to take its natural course while being monitored.

An area restriction order for Crown land in the vicinity of the Eagle Bluff wildfire remains in place for the purpose of public safety and to ensure the safety of firefighting personnel. The order will remain in place until noon on Aug. 30 or until it is rescinded.

To report a typo, email: editor@keremeosreview.com.


@KeremeosReview
editor@keremeosreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

‘Miscommunication’ behind Frosty melt in Vernon

Bylaw working with owners to get permits in place for holiday decoration, city says

Vernon airport prepares for plane crashes

Several agencies practised emergency response in tabletop exercise

Enderby pilot to make second journey to Antarctica

24-year-old pilot flies as a first officer for Calgary-based airline

Vernon bylaw says Frosty has to go: store owner

Vernon Teach and Learn told to take down inflatable snowman

Night eyes for Kamloops-based air ambulance

Helicopters equipped with military-grade night-vision technology

VIDEO: Feds give update on flying clearance for Santa’s sled

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has this message for the country’s children

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Three amigos take on Trump

Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron talk U.S. president at NATO meeting

Canada’s Attorney General looking to larger reforms on doctor-assisted death

The Quebec Superior Court gave Ottawa just six months — until March 2020 — to amend the law

Drug alert for purple fentanyl issued in Kamloops

Interior Health issued an alert for the deadly drug on Friday

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

I’m Just Saying: Our society needs a re-sex education lesson

Jordyn Thomson is a reporter with the Western News

Penticton Indian Band to host new by-election after successful appeal of 2017 results

On Dec. 13, the membership voted to host a new by-election

Wagon wheels can now be any size: B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Most Read