Westside Road wildfire cause still uncertain

Crews remain in the mop-up stage at the 2.8-hectare Cinnabar Creek fire

It’s still not known what sparked a Westside Road wildfire.

Crews remain in the mop-up stage at the 2.8-hectare Cinnabar Creek fire, which broke out Wednesday and is 100 per cent contained.

“We are still investigating the fire,” said Max Birkner, B/C. Wildfire Service fire information officer.

“It’s still suspected human-caused.”

Birkner, though, wouldn’t speculate on what may have led the fire to start.

The blaze was initially attacked by the Wilson’s Landing, North Westside and West Kelowna fire departments, as well as air and ground crews from the B.C. Wildfire Service.

A crew of six firefighters were on scene Friday.

“They are turning soil and making sure there are no flare-ups,” said Birkner.

An evacuation alert for Lake Okanagan Resort, Camp Owaissi and Camp Mewata was lifted Thursday.