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Wildfire north of West Kelowna out of control

Reports of smoke were called in around 7 a.m.
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

UPDATE: Oct. 11, 2:30p.m.

The fire is now listed at 1.6 hectares.

UPDATE: Oct. 11, 11:30a.m.

The fire is now classified as Out of Control, according to BC Wildfire Service.

Located about five kilometres north of West Kelowna, it is estimated to be about 0.6 hectares in size.

A helicopter has joined in the effort.

ORIGINAL: Oct. 11, 9:15a.m.

Smoke in West Kelowna has been confirmed to be a wildfire on Tuesday morning (Oct. 11).

Around 7 a.m., a grass fire was reported around McDougall Road and Rosewood Drive but the blaze looks to be above Bartley Road towards the McDougall Rim Trail.

BC Wildfire Service told Capital News that one attack crew and one responding officer are attending the scene as of 9:15a.m. The fire is being titled the ‘McDougall Creek wildfire’.

No size can be given as of yet.

Capital News will keep up to date on the situation.

READ MORE: Structure fire turned 2 hectare wildfire now under control in Kelowna


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About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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