The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. (Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo)

Monte Lake wildfire ‘being held’

BC Wildfire Service doesn’t expect the 60 hectare blaze to grow

A blaze burning near Monte Lake is now considered being held.

“We are not expecting it to grow outside of its current perimeter,” the BC Wildfire Service said in an update. “This fire is 100 per cent guarded with 100 per cent hose lay.

Related: Monte Lake fire grows to 60 hectares

According to the service, 34 personnel are on site as of Sunday, Aug. 5 with four pieces of heavy equipment with air support available should it be required.

The wildfire, discovered Wednesday, Aug. 1, is currently mapped at 60 hectares and is burning seven kilometres south of Monte Lake. It is one of seven ‘wildfires of note’ in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Last year, the Martin Mountain wildfire, which burned in the Monte Lake area, grew to 150 hectares and destroyed a family’s home.

Related: Home lost in Monte Lake blaze

Related: Sugar Mountain, Mabel Creek area restrictions issued

More information to follow as it becomes available. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.


@VernonNews
parker.crook@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Super blood wolf moon fills Okanagan skies, to photographers’ delight

Photographers had a rare chance Sunday to capture a rare lunar eclipse

Keremeos cannabis shop waiting on provincial approval

Quantum 1 has applications in with the province to open seven stores including one in Keremeos

Creator of trans webcomic series Assigned Male coming to Penticton

Stop is part of French-Canadian author Sophie Labelle’s Serious Trans Vibes Tour

Conservation group getting together with growers

Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance talking with growers about working with species at risk

Okanagan Military Tattoo returns

Performances July 28 and July 28

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT

New England will meet L.A. Rams in NFL title game

The Okanagan Death Café returns for another season

The event allows participants to explore the topic of death, discuss wills and listen to each other

Most Read