The small wildfire that popped up near Gallon Creek Friday afternoon, Aug. 30, is now classified as being held according to BC Wildfire Service. The second fire reported around the same time Friday was likely a false alarm due to neighbouring smoke. (Google Maps)

Update: Friday near Gallon Creek under control

The small fire that sparked near Gallon Creek is classified as being held; no second fire in area

Update: Saturday, August 31

The small wildfire that sparked Friday afternoon near Gallon Creek is now considered as being held, according to BC Wildfire Service.

An initial attack crew of three members attended to the fire, and a total of five personnel remained on the scene to ensure there was no chance of it spreading.

BC Wildfire could not find an existing report of the second fire that was flagged on Friday, and says it was likely just smoke from a nearby fire.

“If it was close by to the Gallon Creek fire then it actually could have been mistaken for the same one,” said BC Wildfire information officer Erika Berg on Saturday. “It sounds like it was maybe a smoke chase, or what we call a nuisance fire that ends up not being much of anything.”

In any event, there are currently no wildfires to worry about in the Gallon Creek area.

…………………………………………………………………………

Two wildfires have been reported by the BC Wildfire Service just off Kalamalka Lake and SilverStar mountain.

One fire is located approximately at Crystal Waters Road and the other is near Gallon Creek. Both are considered new in their stage of control and are 0.01 and 0.15 hectares respectively.

Read more: UPDATE: Vehicle fire on Highway 97 between Vernon and Lake Country extinguished

Read more: Vernon truck fire delays motorists on Silver Star Road

signature

Just Posted

Ben Sures returns to Vernon stage

Entertaining singer brings stories to Record City, with opening local talent Ernest Anyway

Mobile needle exchange considered in Vernon

City looks at options to combat issues of discarded needles

Man cycles across B.C. Interior for sobriety

Vancouver Island Resident Matt Fee is approaching the final phase of his cross-Canada bike journey to raise awareness about addiction recovery.

Public input wanted on important ‘business’: Regional District North Okanagan

Bathroom concepts for Okanagan Rail Trail to be discussed at open house tomorrow

$24M invested in North Okanagan wastewater recovery project

Four years of hard work paid off after government invests big money into water project

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Facebook group forms committee against Thompson Nicola R.V. crackdown

Group discusses issues with regional R.V. bylaw at recent meeting

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

Most Read