fires update

A report on wildfire activity in the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen

  • Jul. 18, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Apex Mountain fire

The fire remains approximately 313 hectares and is approximately 50 per cent  contained as of 11:30 a.m., July 18. The threat to public safety has not changed. The evacuation alert remains for the 13 previously identified properties.

Jura fire,  July 18, 2014

The fire is now approximately 450 hectares. The Forestry crews, air and ground support were able to make good progress on this fire yesterday, but they lost some ground installing the guard and it is currently only 40 to 50 per cent complete. The evacuation alert remains for the 606 previously identified properties and we will assess throughout the day. There is a threat of stronger winds forecasted later today for the area.

Boot Hill Fire (aka Nickleplate)

There is no significant change from yesterday. The fire remains at approximately 138 hectares with 30 per cent containment. Crews have been working on building a guard around the perimeter with some resources been removed. Public safety has not changed. There are no evacuation alerts associated with this incident.

Campbell Mountain

 

The Campbell Mountain fire has been contained. It was five hectares in size but is now in the “mop up” stage.

 

 

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